About Yemen

Country: Yemen

Capital: Sana’a

Currency: Yemen Riyal

Economic Capital: Aden

Language: Arabic

Occupation: Agriculture

The name of the country is derived from the legendary ancestor Yaman, the son of Qahtan, or from the Arabic root ymn (“the right”) since Yemen is located to the right of the Meccan sanctuary of Kaaba. Some scholars compare the Arabic word yumna (“happy”) with the Roman name for the southwest Arabia, Arabia Felix (“Happy Arabia”). Inhabitants feel that they have a common culture, although local and class identities are still important,

Geographical location :      

     Yemen is covering the southern strip of Arabian peninsula, till mountainous southwest including Najran & Asir, to Hudramuth and Oman on east. Its capital is sana’a which is known as north yemen, and Aden is known as its economic capital, The approximate size of the nation is 187000 square miles.