West Asian country
- Yemen is a country in West Asia.
- The country is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, and Oman to the east.
- Sanaa is its capital and largest city.
- It is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world.
- Its territory includes over 200 islands.
- Yemen gained independence from the Ottoman Empir in 1918.
- Between 1918 and 1962, Yemen was a monarchy ruled by the Hamidaddin family.
- The Alwazirs seized power after the 1947-48 revolution.
- In February 1989, North Yemen joined Iraq, Jordan, and Egypt in forming the Arab Cooperation Council.
- The Republic of Yemen was formed by the unification of North Yemen with South Yemen on May 22, 1990.
- 'Yemen' was derived from the word 'yamin' meaning 'on the right side'.
- The 2011 Yemeni revolution occured simultaneously with the 2011–2012 Egyptian revolution.
- The country has only 35% employment.
- Life expectancy in Yemen is 63.27 years.
- Football is the most popular sport.
- The country has four World Heritage sites.