Yemen BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +3 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|15°33'19"N / 48°31'53"E|
|YE / YEM|
TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE D OLD BRITISH PLUG
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN
|Yemen banks list|
Yemen is an agricultural country with an area of approximately 555,000 square kilometers. It is located in the southwestern Arabian Peninsula, bordered by the Red Sea to the west, Saudi Arabia to the north, Oman to the east, and the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea to the south. The Mediterranean is separated from the Indian Ocean. The Mande Strait faces Ethiopia and Djibouti. The whole area is dominated by mountainous plateaus, and the desert areas are hot and dry. Yemen has more than 3000 years of written history and is one of the cradles of ancient civilizations in the Arab world. |
National flag: It is rectangular, the ratio of length to width is about 3:2. The flag surface is composed of three parallel and equal horizontal rectangles of red, white, and black from top to bottom. Red symbolizes revolution and victory, white symbolizes sacredness, purity and hope for a better future, and black symbolizes the dark years of the past.
Yemen, the full name of the Republic of Yemen, is located in the southwest of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the Red Sea to the west, borders Saudi Arabia to the north, Oman to the east, and the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea to the south. , Facing Ethiopia and Djibouti across the Mande Strait. The coastline is more than 2,000 kilometers long. The whole area is dominated by mountainous plateaus, and the desert areas are hot and dry.
Yemen has more than 3,000 years of written history and is one of the cradles of ancient civilizations in the Arab world. From the 14th century BC to 525 AD, three dynasties of Maiin, Saba and Hermier were established successively. It became part of the Arab Empire in the 7th century. The Portuguese invaded at the beginning of the 16th century. In 1789, Britain occupied Pelin Island, a part of Yemen, and in 1839, it occupied Aden. From 1863 to 1882, Britain successively annexed more than 30 chiefdoms including Hadala Mao to form the "protection of Aden", dividing most of the southern part of Yemen. In 1918, the Ottoman Empire collapsed, and Yemen established the independent kingdom of Mutawakiya, becoming the first Arab country to break free from colonial rule and declare independence. In 1934 Yemen was formally divided into North and South. The South became independent in 1967 and the Democratic People’s Republic of Yemen was established. On May 22, 1990, the Arab Yemeni and Democratic Yemen parliaments discussed the draft Taz unification agreement and decided that May 22 was the birth day of the reunified Republic of Yemen.
The population of Yemen is 21.39 million (at the end of 2004). The vast majority are Arabs. The official language is Arabic, Islam is the state religion, the Shiite Zaid sect and the Sunni Shapei sect each account for 50%.
Yemen has a backward economy and is one of the least developed countries in the world. The Gulf War in 1991 and the Civil War in 1994 caused a serious setback for the national economy. In 1995, the Yemeni government began economic, financial and administrative reforms. From 1996 to 2000, GDP grew at an average annual rate of 5.5%, and fiscal revenue increased year by year. In 2001, the fiscal surplus was realized for the first time. In 2005, the Yemeni government further introduced economic reform measures such as reducing fuel subsidies and lowering import tariffs, striving to adjust the economic structure, improve the investment environment, and reduce the government's financial burden. It has achieved certain results and made Yemen's economy basically stable with good main economic indicators.