Yemen, also known as Republic of Yemen, is located in Western Asia and covers nearly entire Arabian Peninsula at its south. Untouched by the influences of western world, Yemen represents its own Middle East culture. Yemen is one of the few countries which have almost every geographical feature. The travelers who come to visit Yemen can enjoy, visit to sea, high mountain ranges, fertile valleys, hot and humid plains and desert. Yemen was earlier known as Arabia Felix which means Happy Arabia, for its rich cultural heritage.
Yemeni rial (YER)
527,829 square km (203,796 square miles)
25, 130,000 (estimated)
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Climate & Geography
The climate of Yemen is mostly hot and humid at its west coast and temperate along the western mountains which experience seasonal monsoons. Due to the presence of desert in the east, the temperature there remains usually hot, dry and harsh. Yemen experiences huge temperature difference between highest and lowest temperatures in inland areas. Summer season is classified between June to September and temperature can rise up to 40 degree Celsius in this season. Spring season ranges from March till August, while winter experiences rainfall, allowing the temperature to fall to 15 degree Celsius.
The latitudinal extent of Yemen is between 12 degrees and 19 degrees north, and its longitudinal stretch ranges between 42 degrees to 55 degrees east.
Yemen is very well connected by airways, roadways, marine services with all other countries of the world. Sana’a International Airport is connected to other major airports of the world while ports of Aden, Al Hudaydah, Al Mukalla, and Mocha are the harbor for international ships. One can easily hire taxi services for covering shorter distance in Yemen and travelling distance can be made convenient by railway trains.
Tourist & Immigration Info
Except Jordan, Israel and Syrian citizens, people from all other countries require visa to visit Yemen. One can get either tourist visa of two months or six months visa for any other purpose.