Country geography: Yemen is located in the western part Asia in the southern part Arabian Peninsula… This state, surrounded on two sides by different seas (in the west – the Red, in the south by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden) is adjacent to two countries: Saudi Arabia and Oman… The territory of Yemen covers an area of 527.9 thousand square meters. km. Over two hundred islands are part of this state. The country is divided into four regions in terms of landscape: plains on the seashore, highlands in the central part, mountain ranges in the eastern region and a desert consisting of stones. There are few rivers flowing in Yemen; in summer they usually dry up due to extreme heat.
City Sana is the administrative center of the country and the capital of the state. It is home to over 2.6 million people. The official language in Yemen is Arabic. Almost all residents of the country are Muslims, there are 53% of Sunnis, 45% of Shiites.
Yemen on the map
Trip to Yemen – tour to a Muslim country
Brief description: Yemen is an ancient country in which people lived four thousand years ago … From a tourist point of view, this state, surrounded by two seas (Red and Arabian), is rich in beach resorts. Yemen is one of the most fascinating places in the Middle East, where the history of the state is not in the last place.
Depending on the region, the climate in Yemen is different, but in a large part of the state it is desert. There are two seasons here – summer and winter. The temperature in Yemen in the summer reaches a critical point: up to +54 C. The average annual air temperature is kept at around +18 C.
The historical roots of this country go back to the distant past BC. In the 6th century, the entire territory of the country was united into one Himyarite kingdom. A hundred years later, the lands of Yemen became part of the Islamic state. In the 19th century, the northern part of the state was under the rule of the Turkish sultan, and the southern part of the country came under the rule of Great Britain.
After the riots in 1904-1911. North Yemen achieved freedom, and in 1918 it was declared an independent kingdom. During the revolution in the north of the country in 1962, the Yemen Arab Republic was formed. In the south of the state, as a result of the 1967 armed struggle. was recognized as the People’s Republic of South Yemen.
Islam had a definite impact on the culture of this country. The local population celebrates all the traditional holidays of this religion. Every year in the summer, a festival is held in the capital of Yemen, attracting the attention of a large number of locals and travelers. To attract the influx of tourists, the Al-Baldah festival is held in August.
Yemeni cuisine is considered traditional for the Arab people of all other countries, but it is not so elegant. Rice, meat, seafood, vegetables are all used to prepare local dishes. Dairy products are rarely used here. Foreigners are advised to try the dishes “Salta”, “Kabsa”, “Marag” and other local delicacies.