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Outline of Yemen

The location of Yemen
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Yemen

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Yemen:

Yemensovereign country located on the southern portion of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia.[1] With a population of more than 20 million people, Yemen is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the North, the Red Sea to the West, the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden to the South, and Oman to the east. Yemen's territory includes over 200 islands, the largest of which is Socotra, about 415 kilometres (259 miles) to the south of Yemen, off the coast of Somalia. Yemen is the only republic on the Arabian Peninsula.


  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Yemen 2
    • Environment of Yemen 2.1
      • Natural geographic features of Yemen 2.1.1
    • Regions of Yemen 2.2
      • Ecoregions of Yemen 2.2.1
      • Administrative divisions of Yemen 2.2.2
        • Governorates of Yemen
        • Districts of Yemen
        • Sub-districts of Yemen
        • Municipalities of Yemen
    • Demography of Yemen 2.3
  • Government and politics of Yemen 3
    • Branches of the government of Yemen 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Yemen 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Yemen 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Yemen 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Yemen 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Military of Yemen 3.3
    • Local government in Yemen 3.4
  • History of Yemen 4
  • Culture of Yemen 5
    • Art in Yemen 5.1
    • Sports in Yemen 5.2
  • Economy and infrastructure of Yemen 6
  • Education in Yemen 7
  • Health in Yemen 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Yemen

Geography of Yemen

An enlargeable topographic map of Yemen
 Saudi Arabia 1,458 km
 Oman 288 km
  • Coastline: 1,906 km

Environment of Yemen

An enlargeable satellite image of Yemen

Natural geographic features of Yemen

Regions of Yemen

Ecoregions of Yemen

Administrative divisions of Yemen

Yemen is divided into 21 governorates, subdivided into 333 districts (muderiah) and 2,210 sub-districts.

Governorates of Yemen
Governorate Arabic Capital City Area [2]
(2004) [3]
'Adan عدن Aden 825 589,419 1
'Amran 'Amran 9,013 877,786 2
Abyan أبين Zinjibar 20,380 433,819 3
Ad Dali' Ad Dali' 4,448 470,564 4
Al Bayda' Al Bayda 10,487 577,369 5
Al Hudaydah Al Hudaydah 15,407 2,157,552 6
Al Jawf Al Jawf 46,170 443,797 7
Al Mahrah المهرة Al Ghaydah 78,073 88,594 8
Al Mahwit Al Mahwit 2,452 494,557 9
Amanat Al Asimah San'a' 126 1,747,834 10
Dhamar Dhamar 8,705 1,330,108 11
Hadramaut حضرموت Al Mukalla 195,626 1,028,556 12
Hajjah Hajjah 9,376 1,479,568 13
Ibb Ibb 6,031 2,131,861 14
Lahij لحج Lahij 14,003 722,694 15
Ma'rib Ma'rib 19,529 238,522 16
Raymah Hajjah 2,239 394,448 17
Sa'dah Sa'dah 14,364 695,033 18
Sana'a San'a' 13,730 919,215 19
Shabwah شبوة Ataq 45,519 470,440 20
Ta'izz Ta'izz 11,573 2,393,425 21
Districts of Yemen
Sub-districts of Yemen
  • Yemen's districts are subdivided into 2,210 sub-districts, and then into 38,284 villages (as of 2001).
Municipalities of Yemen

Demography of Yemen

Government and politics of Yemen

Main article: Government of Yemen and Politics of Yemen

Branches of the government of Yemen

Executive branch of the government of Yemen

Legislative branch of the government of Yemen

Judicial branch of the government of Yemen

Foreign relations of Yemen

International organization membership

The Republic of Yemen is a member of:[1]

Military of Yemen

Local government in Yemen

History of Yemen

Main article: Current events of Yemen

Culture of Yemen

Art in Yemen

Sports in Yemen

Economy and infrastructure of Yemen

Education in Yemen

Health in Yemen

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Yemen, divisions
  3. ^ Central Statistical Organisation of Yemen. General Population Housing and Establishment Census 2004 Final Results [1], Statistic Yearbook 2005 of Yemen [2]

External links

  • List of Yemen government links
  • Yemen Parliament homepage
General information
  • Yemeni Students Association Abroad
  • YemenBBC News Country Profile -
  • Yemen Constitution
Humanitarian news
  • IRIN Yemen: humanitarian news and analysis
  • Painstakingly slow progress on poverty reduction
  • Qat cultivation threatening water resources
  • Moves afoot to reduce number of fire-arms in cities
  • Video short on the effect guns have on the local population in Yemen (03:08 - Windows Media Player)
  • French Center for Archeology and Social Sciences CEFAS
  • AAYSP: American Association of Yemeni Scientists and Professionals.
  • Voter turnout, Gender quotas, Electoral system design and Political party financing in Yemen
  • Cnn News Report on the eruption
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