Yemen is one of the world’s most intriguing countries, rich in ancient history, unique architecture and breathtaking scenery. Since the Unity Proclamation of 1990, the Republic of Yemen has endeavored to enhance and improve its approach in handling the challenges facing the country. The government is working to meet the needs of its demanding society. To date, Yemen has been successful in achieving political stability and maintaining a civilized revival of its renowned position in the region and the world at large. Social and economic transformation and reform are the main objectives of the government. Yemen is working to achieve a respectable status and to maintain economic stability in the region. Yemen is determined to maintain friendly relationships with the countries of its region and the world.

Official name: Republic of Yemen.

National flag: rectangular, width two-thirds of its length. It consists of three rectangles of equal length with flag length, the highest red, the middle is white, and the third is black.

National Logo:


Local time: +3 hours GMT on all days of the year

Yemen Key International: +967

Language: Arabic is the official language, there is a minority speaking Amharic in the east of the country, the inhabitants of Socotra Island have their own language is the language of Socotra.

The system of government in the Republic of Yemen: Republican and democratic, the people are the owner and source of authority, exercised directly by referendum and general elections, The political system in the Republic of Yemen is based on political and partisan pluralism.

Population: According to June 2011 estimates, the population of Yemen was about 24 million, 46% of whom were under the age of 15, and 2.7% above 65.

The capital: The city of Sana’a is the capital of the Republic of Yemen, The administrative division of Yemen contains 20 governorates in addition to the Capital Municipality.

The climate: On most days of the year climate is mild in mountainous areas although it can become hot in the back and cool at night, and is dry and hot in the eastern parts of the country and is hot and has high humidity in coastal areas.

Location: The Republic of Yemen is located in the south of the Arabian Peninsula in the south-west of Asia. It is bordered to the north by Saudi Arabia, to the south by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, to the east by Oman and from the west by the Red Sea.

The Republic of Yemen is an Arab country in Western Asia at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.
Yemen is the second-largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km2 (203,850 sq mi). The coastline stretches for about 2,000 km (1,200 mi). It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the south, and Oman to the east-northeast.

Ports of Yemen:

Airports: (Sana’a International Airport – Aden International Airport – Taiz International Airport – Hodeidah International Airport – Mukalla International Airport – Sayoun International Airport).

Land Ports: (Haradh port – outlet outlet – Albin port – freight outlet – Sarfit outlet – deposit outlet).

Sea Ports: (Port of Aden – Port of Mukha – Port of Hodeidah – Port of Mukalla – Port of Activists – Port of Qeshn Sihout – Port of Daba – Port of Bir Ali – Port Balhaf – Port Rezum – Khubba – Port of Beard – Midi Port).

The system of government: The system of government in the Republic of Yemen is republican and democratic. The people are the owner and source of authority. They are directly exercised through referenda and general elections. They are also indirectly exercised by the legislative, executive and judicial bodies, and through the elected local councils. The political system in the Republic of Yemen is based on political and partisan pluralism , And power is traded and participated peacefully through general elections.

President of the Republic: The President of  the Republic of Yemen is the Head of State. He is elected directly by the people in a competitive election involving a number of candidates. The president is required to win a majority of the votes. The presidential term is seven years from the date of his swearing-in. The post of President of the Republic may not be taken by one person more than two presidential sessions.

Head of Presidential Council:Dr. Rashad Mohammed Al-Alimi

Prime Minister Dr Ma’een Abdulmalik

Local authority: Local authority represents a form of practice in governance in Yemen. This process is achieved through constitutional and legal rules and regulations, which are based on the principle of administrative and financial decentralization and expansion of opportunities for participation in policy making, planning, programs, decision-making and community participation in decision- As well as supervising and overseeing the functioning of the executive bodies in the various governorates and districts. The Republic of Yemen administers administratively within the framework of the local authority system to 21 governorates, including the capital secretariat, The total number of cities is 225, of which 195 are centers of directorates and 30 are secondary cities, and they have a total number of towns and villages. Yemen has more than 216 islands on the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The number of local councils is 349 and the number of local constituencies (5620) is local (electoral center).

Population: The population of the Republic of Yemen according to the final results of the general census of population, housing and establishments for the year 2004 (19,685,161) people and the population of the Republic of Yemen to (23,832,569) estimates 2011. The population grows annually by 3% and the male population represents 50.91% of the total population. The female population represents 49.09% of the total population.

  • Infant mortality rate (68.29) per 1,000 births for the period 2010-2015.
  • Crude mortality rate of 8.10 per thousand births for the year 2010-2015.
  • The crude birth rate is 35.90 per thousand births for the year 2010-2015.

Yemen National Anthem

 English translation

Repeat, O World, my song.
Echo it over and over again.
Remember, through my joy, each martyr.
Clothe him with the shining mantles of our festivals.
Repeat, O World, my song.
My unity, Oh marvelous song which fills my heart,
You are the promise of all to come,
My banner, Oh cloth nailed from every sun
Raised forever, on every peak
My nation, give me strength, Oh source of strength
And save me for you, the best of nations.
In faith and love I am part of mankind,
And I shall march first among the Arabs.
And my heart beat shall remain that of a Yemenite.
No foreigner shall ever hold dominion over Yemen.


Raddidi Ayyatuha ‘D-dunya Nashidi
Raddidihi Wa-a ‘idi Wa-a idi
Wa ‘Dhkuri Fi Farhati Kulla Shahidi
Wa’Mnahihi Hullalan Min Daw’i Idi

Raddidi Ayyatuha ‘D-dunya Nashidi
Raddidi Ayyatuha ‘D-dunya Nashidi

Wahdati, Wahdati, Ya Nashidan Ra’i’an Yamla’u Nafsi
Anti Ahdun ‘Aliqun Fi Kulli Dhimmah
Rayati, Rayati, Ya Nasijan Hiktahu Min Kulli Shamsi
Ukhludi Khafiqatan Fi Kulli Qimmah
Ummati, Ummati, Imnahini ‘L-ba’sa Ya Masdari Ba’si
Wa ‘Dhkhurini Laki Ya Akrama Ummah

‘Ishtu Imani Wa Hubbi o’omamia 
Wa-masiri Fawqa Darbi Arabiyya
Wa-sayabqa Nabdu Qalbi Yamaniyya
Lan Tara ‘D-dunya Ala Ardi Wasiyya.

Image Gallery from Yemen

Historical Places In Yemen

Tourist  Places In Yemen

Go to Top