Where is Yemen?

Yemen is located in the Middle East region at latitude 15.552727 and longitude 48.516388 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 15° 33' 9.82'' N
  • 48° 30' 59.00'' E

You can see the location of Yemen on the world map below:

Yemen Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Yemen (YE) are:

  1. Oman (OM)
  2. Saudi Arabia (SA)

Maritime Borders

Yemen borders with Arabian Sea, and the Gulf of Aden.

Pin pointing out Yemen on a map.

Yemen Related Content

Yemen Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 15.552727
Longitude: 48.516388
Country CodesAlpha 2: YE
Alpha 3: YEM
Country Flag Emoji🇾🇪
Int. Phone Prefix+967
Capital citySana'a
Middle East
Country Area527,968 sq km
Population 202130,490,639
World Rank: 48
Median Age18.7
Life expectancy63.8
Major languagesArabic (official)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+03:00
Internet TLD.ye
Biggest AirportSanaa International Airport (SAH)
Average temperature23.85 °C
74.93 °F
Administrative Divisions1 municipality 21 governorates
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Yemen Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionMiddle East & North Africa
CurrencyYemeni Rial (YER)
GDP in 2020$18.8 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 113
GDP per capita in 2020$632
World Rank: 182
Major Industries / Economic SectorsOil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesSaudi Arabia, China, United Arab Emirates, India, Germany
Top 5 Export CountriesSaudi Arabia, China, India, UAE, Turkey

Biggest Cities in Yemen

Here are the largest cities in Yemen based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Sanaa 2,957,000
Ta`izz 615,467
Al Hudaydah 548,433
Aden 507,355
Ibb 350,864
Ibb 234,837
Dhamar 160,114
Al Mukalla 144,137
Tarim 105,552
Ash Shaykh `Uthman 105,248

Map of Yemen with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Middle East Region