My country is Yemen. The population is 24,699,818. The
main languages are Arabic and English. It is in the continent of
Asia. The capitol is Sana’a. I want to know about the culture and
products they produce.
Yemen is a country in the Middle East. It is surrounded by
Saudi Arabia to the north, Oman to the east, the Red Sea to the
west and the Gulf of Aden to the south. The wadis of Yemen
include Wadi Ahwar and Wadi Bana. Volcanos of Yemen include
Jabal Zubair and Harra es-Sawad. Yemen is divided into 21
governorates. The largest one is Hadramawt. Major cites of
Yemen are Sana’a, Aden Taizz and Al Hudayda. The tallest
mountain is Jabal an-Nabi Shu’ayb located in Sana’a. The
elevation is 3,666 meters high. One of the mountains of Yemen is
Jabal Bura west of Sana’a. It has many endangered species. A
major plant is qat. It is chewed and used to make tea.
Yemen’s climate is less dry than most of the Arabian
Peninsula. It has more mountains than any desert country. There
is good rainfall in the green valleys. The two rain seasons of
Yemen are March to April and July to August. The temperature in
the winter is 70 F and 30 F at night in Sana’a. Summer
temperature is 85 F and 60 F at night in Sana’a. Some areas can
go for 5 years without rain. Rainfall in desert areas have about 13
cm of rain every year. Lower highlands have 40-50 cm of rain
The language of Yemen is Arabic. The national dish is saltah, a
mixture of meat, rice and beans. Sports that are played are
soccer, basketball, volleyball and others. The religion is Islam.
Muslims at least 12 years old observe Ramadan. People don’t eat
from eat from sunup till sundown . National holidays are New
Year’s Day, Mouloud (Birth of the prophet), National Day, and
Independence Day. Independence Day is on November 30. One
of the famous poets is Abdullah al-Baradouni(1929-1999).He was
blinded by a disease as a child, but became one of Yemen’s
Oil is Yemen’s main product. The oil has come fast.
Yemen is dependent on oil and experts fear that all of the oil
will be used up in 2017. Yemen has the 4th largest growing
population in the world. The currency is the Yemeni Rial. It
is subdivided into 100 fils. The Gross Domestic Product is
$63,400,000,000 U. S. Dollars. The unemployment rate is
35%.Yemen exports crude oil, coffee, and dried fish. It
imports food, machinery, and chemicals.
In 1101 Queen Arwa became the queen of Saba. In
1507 the Ottomans occupied and invaded Yemen and took
control of it for 100 years. In the 1830s the Ottomans went to
North Yemen. In 1839 the British forces took control of Aden. In
1918 the Ottomans left Yemen. In 1962 military turned North
Yemen into the Yemen Arab Republic. In 1967 the British forces
gave back Aden and it became the capital of the People’s
Democratic Republic of South Yemen. In 1990 Yemen was
unified into the Republic of Yemen.
Fact 1: In 1962 Yemen was divided into the People’s
Democratic Republic of South Yemen and the Yemen Arab
Fact 2: In 1990 the 2 republics united to form the Republic
Fact 3: Half of Yemen’s population is under age 15.
Fact 4: Yemen’s population may reach to 60,000,000 by
Fact 5: One out of ten Yemeni children die before age 5.
Yemen is a country with a big history. Over the years
we know what happen for example the division of North and
South Yemen and the occupation by the Ottoman Empire.
We see the landforms and the wadis and mountains. Of
course we have more questions to ask about the
government of who occupied it other than Ottomans. All in
all Yemen is a great country.
Geography: The mountains, rivers, and other landforms of a
Climate: The weather of a period of time.
Culture: The food, money, sports, and traditions of a
Economy: The money and trade of a country.
History: The past of a country.
Wadi: The area between 2 mountains.
Republic: A country or a nation with a president.
Ottoman Empire: A large empire that lasted for about 400
Countries Around the World: Yemen , by Jean F. Blashfield