flag Yemen Yemen: Introduction

Capital: Sanaa


Total Population: 33,696,614
Natural Increase: 2.1%
Density: 62 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 39.2%
Ethnic Origins: The population is predominantly Arab. Minority groups include Afro-Arabs, South Asians and Europeans.
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: Mehri, Soqotri, Bathari
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi'a), Small population of other religions like Jews, Christians, and Hindus.
Literacy Rate: 54.1%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Sanaa

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Yemeni Rial (YER)

Country Overview

Area: 527,970 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
An economy based on the petroleum and gas sectors.
HDI*: 0.498/1
HDI (World Rank): 160/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Yemen, dial 00
To call Yemen, dial +967
Internet Suffix: .ye
Telephone Lines: 4.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 17.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 48.41% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 4,7214,6765,0545,2895,031
Exports of Goods (million USD) 652404662690226
Imports of Services (million USD) 0000n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 0000n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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