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Yemen 2010




Yemen / Al Yaman
In Middle East, narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains; dissected desert plains in center slope into desert interior of Arabian peninsula. 527,970km2 (slightly > 2x WY) 3% arable.

Capital Sanaa (2M)

Population 23M (43.6/km2)

Life expectancy 50 years


Literacy 53%

Lang(s) Arabic

Religions Muslim

Ethnic Groups predominately Arab; Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans

Gov’t Republic

GDP/cap $2,600

PCVs 1973-1994; health, education (TTD: 564)

Nat’l holiday Unification Day, 22 May (1990)

Adult Books

Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
by Eric Hansen

Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage departures ed edition (February 4, 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0679738558

Book Description
An enthralling portrait -- uncannily sympathetic and wildly offbeat -- of this forgotten corner of the Middle East.
Reveals the indelible allure of a land steeped in custom, conflicts old and new, and uncommon beauty.

Kids' Books

The Enchanted Lake
by Jamil, Leena

Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Age Range: 5–8 years
Publisher: Gomer Press, 2007


Film: A New Day in Old Sana'a
Director: Bader Ben Hirsi

Focus Word

Focus Word for 2010 - "Justice"

Arabic: adalah (ahh-dah-lah)

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