Facts and stats about Yemen

25.41 million

Population. Ranked 47th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 134th in 2012.


Oman 288 km, Saudi Arabia 1,458 km
Largest city Sana'a - 1,972,011
Capital city Sana'a - 1,972,011
Major language Arabic
Major religion Islam
Monetary unit Yemeni rial
Alternative names Yemen, Rep., Yemen, Rep, Al Yaman, Yemen Rep., Yemen Rep, democratic yemen, Republic of Yemen, Yemen, Al Jumhuriyah al Yamaniyah, Dem. Yemen (former)
Groups Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object

Interesting observations about Yemen

  • Yemen ranked first for birth rate amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.
  • Yemen ranked 9th last for age structure > 65 years and over amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • Yemen ranked #25 for population amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Yemen ranked first for agricultural growth amongst Failed states in 2007.
  • Yemen has ranked last for gender > global gender gap index since 2006.
  • Yemen ranked #8 for total fertility rate amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Yemen ranked #32 for population growth rate globally in 2013.


Al-Jumhuriya al-Yamaniya [Yaman] (Republic of Yemen) Yemen is a country in Arabia. The main religion is Islam. The main language is Arabic. Yemen seceded from Turkey in 1918 and merged with South-Yemen in 1990. The country is a presidential republic where despite democratic structures there is no fair chance for the opposition.

Posted on 31 Dec 2004

Packard Bell

Packard Bell