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Where is Yemen

Yemen is a country located in the Arabian Peninsula, Middle East and lies between latitudes 15°0' N, and longitudes 48°00' E.

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Where is Yemen located on the world map?
Yemen is located in the south-western part of Asia. Yemen map also illustrates that Yemen is one of the Middle East countries that shares its international boundaries with Saudi Arabia in the north and Oman in the east. Besides, Gulf of Aden lies in the south and Red Sea lies in the west. Furthermore, Yemen is constituted of more than 200 islands; among them the largest one is Socotra that lies about 415 km south from the mainland of Yemen. The climate type of Yemen ranges from semi-arid to arid. Sana'a is the largest and capital city of Yemen. The government type of Yemen is a presidential republic characterized with a bicameral legislature. Under this political system, the President is the head of state, and the Prime Minister is the head of government. Surprisingly, Yemen is the only state in the Arabian Peninsula to have a purely republican form of government. Moreover, the economy of the country depends upon various sector i.e. agriculture, fishing, oil and gas, manufacturing and industries, services, and tourism.

Facts about Yemen

Continent Asia
Capital Sana'a
Largest City Sana'a
Neighboring Countries Oman, Saudi Arabia
Administrative divisions20 governorates
Area 527,970 sq km
Population24.41 million (2013)

Sanaa, Yemen Bomb Blast

- March 20, 2015
Suicide bombers have attacked two mosques in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 126 people and injuring more than 300 others, reports say.