|Time zone:||GMT +3 (Yemen standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
Yemeni rials (YER)|
€1 = YER0.00, $1 = YER250, £1 = YER333
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.ye||International Dialling Code: 967|
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Further information on Yemen
Discover more about Yemen - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 527,970 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 1,906 km (Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea)
Climate: Mostly desert climate - hot and humid along west coast, temperate in western mountains with seasonal monsoon and very hot and dry in the eastern desert.
Highest mountain: Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb (3,760m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Yemen from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||149/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||133/179|
|Press Freedom||Very serious situation||166/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Extreme discrimination||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||161/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Yemen Status: Independent Country
Population: 26,052,966 (rank: 47/196) Density: 49.3 people/sq km (rank: 127/196)
Ethnic groups: predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans
Religions: Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shia), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu
GDP (PPP): $61.63 billion GDP per capita: $2,500 (rank: 155/195)