flag Yemen Yemen: Statistical Overview

Capital: Sanaa


Total Population: 29,825,968
Natural Increase: 2.3%
Density: 56 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 37.9%
Ethnic Origins: The population is predominantly Arab. Minority groups include Afro-Arabs, South Asians and Europeans.
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: Mehri, Soqotri, Bathari
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi'a), Small population of other religions like Jews, Christians, and Hindus.
Literacy Rate: 54.1%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Sanaa

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Yemeni Rial (YER)

Country Overview

Area: 527,970 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
An economy based on the petroleum and gas sectors.
HDI*: 0.498/1
HDI (World Rank): 160/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Yemen, dial 00
To call Yemen, dial +967
Internet Suffix: .ye
Telephone Lines: 4.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 17.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 48.41% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 6,7707,4658,21310,4077,399
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,0001,6011,3581,4351,204
Imports of Services (million USD) n/a01,3511,8480
Exports of Services (million USD) n/a01792410

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data


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