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Yemen: Geography#

LocationMiddle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
Geographic Coordinates15 00 N, 48 00 E 15.0,48.0
Area total: 527,968 sq km
land: 527,968 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes Perim, Socotra, the former Yemen Arab Republic (YAR or North Yemen), and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY or South Yemen)
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 1,746 km
border countries: Oman 288 km, Saudi Arabia 1,458 km
Coastline1,906 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Arabian Sea 0 m
highest point: Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb 3,760 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Hadur Shu'ayb 3760 m
According to Geonames: Jabal an Nabi Shu‘ayb 3666 m; Jabal al Qullah 3233 m; Jabal Shakhab ‘Ammar 3218 m; Jabal ‘Ayban 3187 m; Jabal Rihqah 3082 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Terrainnarrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains; dissected upland desert plains in center slope into the desert interior of the Arabian Peninsula
Natural Hazardssandstorms and dust storms in summer volcanism: limited volcanic activity; Jebel at Tair (Jabal al-Tair, Jebel Teir, Jabal al-Tayr, Jazirat at-Tair) (elev. 244 m), which forms an island in the Red Sea, erupted in 2007 after awakening from dormancy; other historically active volcanoes include Harra of Arhab, Harras of Dhamar, Harra es-Sawad, and Jebel Zubair, although many of these have not erupted in over a century
Natural Resourcepetroleum, fish, rock salt, marble; small deposits of coal, gold, lead, nickel, and copper; fertile soil in west
Land Usearable land: 2.2%
permanent crops: 0.55%
other: 97.25% (2011)
Climatemostly desert; hot and humid along west coast; temperate in western mountains affected by seasonal monsoon; extraordinarily hot, dry, harsh desert in east
Irrigated Land6,801 sq km (2004)
Renewable Water Resources2.1 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural freshwater resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesSana; al-Hudaydah; Taizz; Aden; al-Mukalla
Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location on Bab el Mandeb, the strait linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of world's most active shipping lanes