Yemen-flagYemen <<YEHM uhn>> is a rustic in southwestern Asia within the area of the world referred to as the Center East. It’s close to Africa. Yemen lies on the southwestern nook of the Arabian Peninsula. A peninsula is an space of land that’s almost surrounded by water. The Gulf of Aden borders Yemen on the south, and the Purple Sea stretches alongside Yemen’s west coast. Saudi Arabia lies north of Yemen, and Oman lies to the east. Sanaa is Yemen’s capital and largest metropolis.


Yemen has flatland alongside the west and south coasts and excessive hills farther inland. Past the highlands, a sandy desert referred to as the Rub al Khali, or Empty Quarter, stretches throughout the northern border of Yemen into Saudi Arabia.


Yemen-cityMost of Yemen’s individuals, referred to as Yemenis, are Arab Muslims. They converse Arabic and comply with the religion of Islam.

Most Yemenis are farmers or increase animals for a dwelling. Many individuals promote handmade issues, comparable to material, rope, pottery, jewellery, and fancy knives referred to as jambiyas <<jam BEE yuhz>>.

Metropolis individuals stay in trendy homes or house buildings, or in a single-story brick homes. Some farm households stay in cities which have mud-brick homes three or 4 tales excessive.

 Some Yemenis gown like individuals in america and Europe. Many others put on conventional Arab clothes. The ladies put on veils and lengthy, darkish robes, and the lads put on unfastened shirts with brief pants or a skirt referred to as a futa <<FOO tah>>. Some males put on tall, spherical hats referred to as tarbooshes.

Rice, bread, greens, lamb, and fish are the primary meals in Yemen. The nationwide dish is a spicy stew referred to as salta.

Assets and merchandise

Yemen wants assist from different nations to help its individuals. Many younger Yemenis work in Saudi Arabia or different close by nations and ship cash residence to their households.

Farmers in Yemen earn a living rising khat, a plant with leaves that some individuals wish to chew. Espresso is one other essential cash-making crop. The oil refinery within the port metropolis of Aden makes use of oil from different nations to make gasoline and different merchandise.

Historical past

Yemen mapYemen was a middle of commerce for hundreds of years. The queen of Sheba dominated Yemen about three,000 years in the past.

Overseas powers have managed Yemen for a lot of its historical past. The British managed elements of the nation from 1839 into the 1960’s. Yemen was imagined to turn out to be unbiased in 1967, however preventing amongst Arab teams resulted within the creation of two Yemens—North Yemen, with its capital in Sanaa, and South Yemen, with its capital in Aden.In 1990, the 2 nations joined collectively to type a single Yemen. However there have been nonetheless disagreements between northerners and southerners. A brief civil conflict passed off in 1994, however the nation remained united. In 1999, the individuals instantly elected a president for the primary time.

Starting within the late 1990’s, militant Islamic and terrorist exercise started to extend in Yemen. Civil and political violence elevated as properly.

In 2011, authorities safety forces killed tons of of antigovernment protesters. Within the south, Islamic militants clashed with authorities forces. Ali Abdullah Salih, who had been president since 1990, agreed to resign and to carry new presidential elections.

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