Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Geography: strategic location on Bab el Mandeb, the strait linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of world's most active shipping lanes
Total area: 527,968 sq km, land area: 527,968 sq km, water area: 0 sq km.
Industries: crude oil production and petroleum refining; small-scale production of cotton textiles and leather goods; food processing; handicrafts; small aluminum products factory; cement; commercial ship repair.
Languages: Arabic National Holiday: Unification Day, 22 May (1990)
Currency (Code): Yemeni rial (YER)
Population: 24,771,809 (July 2012 est.)
Labor force: 6.956 million (20012 est.)