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Yemen is the second largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km2 (203,850 sq mi).

Yemen's territory includes more than 200 islands; the largest of these is Socotra.

Several dynasties emerged from the 9th to 16th century, the Rasulid being the strongest and most prosperous.

The informal political settlement was held together by a power-sharing deal between three men: president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who controlled the state; major general Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, who controlled the largest share of the army; and sheikh Abdullah al-Ahmar, figurehead of the Islamist Islah party and Saudi Arabia's chosen broker of transnational patronage payments to various political players, including tribal sheikhs.

The United States considers Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to be the "most dangerous of all the franchises of Al-Qaeda".

Most of Yemen's political factions and the international community have refused to recognise the Houthis' authority, and UN-brokered talks on a power-sharing deal are ongoing.

Although Yemen's constitutionally stated capital is the city of Sana'a, the city has been under rebel control since February 2015.

  • Yemen has largest boundary with Saudi Arabia which is approximately 1458 km.
  • Yemen has shortest boundary with Oman which is approximately 288 km.
  • The largest export partner of Yemen is China.
  • The largest import partner of Yemen is EU.
  • There are 12 seaports in Yemen.

Surprising facts about Nobel Prize winners#

  • Yemen has only 1 Nobel Prize winner Tawakkol Karman. (Counting winners if born in Yemen)
  • The first Yemen born Nobel Prize winner got this award quite late, 110 years after first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901.
  • Tawakkol Karman is a Yemen born Nobel Prize winner who got the Nobel Prize quite early, at the age of 32 years.

Tourist Attraction#

The mountain valley city of Sana'a has been occupied for some 2,500 years.

National Facts#

  • Arabian Coffee is the national flower of Yemen.
  • The famous dance of Yemen is Al-Bar'ah.
  • The famous dishe of Yemen is Saltah.
Coffee_Flowers, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen unter CC