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Yemen

Yemen

The Republic of Yemen is an Arab country located on the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia and is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the North, the Red Sea to the West, the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden to the South, and Oman to the east.

The land of Yemen is one of the oldest locations of civilization in the world. It was known to the ancient Romans as Arabia Felix("Happy Arabia") because of the riches its trade generated. Augustus attempted to annex it, but the expedition failed. agriculturally

The Tihamah ("hot lands") form a very arid and flat coastal plain. Despite the aridity, the presence of many lagoons makes this region very marshy and a suitable breeding ground for malarial mosquitoes. The evaporation in the Tihama is so great that streams from the highlands never reach the sea. They do however contribute to extensive groundwater reserves. Today, these are heavily exploited for agricultural use.

Its economic fortunes depend mostly on declining oil resources, providing around 90% of the country's exports.

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Country Population: 18,701,257
Country Capital: Sanaa
Country Currency: Yemeni rial

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