Capital: Sanaa

Location: Located along the Bab el Mandeb Strait which links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and is one of the worlds' busiest shipping channels.

Terrain: Coastal plain to the west with rugged mountains and deserts towards the Arabian Peninsula.

Land Area: 527,970 sq km

Population: 7 million

Official Language: Arabic

Main Religion: Islam

Monetary Unit: Yemeni Rial [YER]

Main Exports: Crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish, liquefied natural gas