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Learn more about Yemen.
Flag of Yemen Yemen
Population: 20,024,867 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Sanaa
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An Introduction to Yemen
North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern government adopted a Marxist orientation. The massive exodus of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis from the south to the north contributed to two decades of hostility between the states. The two countries were formally unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. A southern secessionist movement in 1994 was quickly subdued. In 2000, Saudi Arabia and Yemen agreed to a delimitation of their border.

Yemen map

Map of Yemen ( Location ) : 15 00 N, 48 00 E, Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Yemen, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Yemeni Flag
Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black; similar to the flag of Syria, which has two green stars and of Iraq which has three green stars (plus an Arabic inscription) in a horizontal line centered in the white band; also similar to the flag of Egypt, which has a heraldic eagle centered in the white band.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Yemen.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 3.44%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 59.53 yrs - Male
    • 63.29 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 542,200 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 470,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 1,050,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .ye

Did you know ... People from Yemen are called Yemenis
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook