Yemen is a country...
Where is Yemen?[edit | edit source]
How many people live in Yemen?[edit | edit source]
As of 2021, there are about 32.98 million people living in Yemen. The people there tend to identify themselves as Arab.
What are the most common languages in Yemen?[edit | edit source]
The most common language in Yemen is Modern Standard Arabic, one of the many dialects of the language Arabic.
What is the most common religion in Yemen?[edit | edit source]
The most common religion in Yemen is Islam, 65% of the whole population are Sunnis and 35% are Shiite.
What is the sport of Yemen?[edit | edit source]
The national sport in Yemen is camel jumping. It is more commonly tried by the Zaraniq tribe. The objective of the sport is to clean jump a group of camels that are stacked together horizontally. A jump is not considered valid if any part of the body touches any of the camels. Players compete barefoot and wear traditional attire; but the long attire is tucked in at their waist level to prevent it from hindering during the jump.
What are some important sites?[edit | edit source]
Dar al-Hajar - It is a castle that's built atop a tall natural rock spire. The Middle-Eastern styled palace as it stands today was actually built relatively recently, in the 1930s by an Islamic spiritual leader named Yahya Muhammad Hamiddin, but it seems that he was building atop a preexisting structure that was built in the 1700s by an Islamic scholar.
Hababah Water Cistern - Cisterns are a classic feature in many of Yemen’s old settlements. Villagers carved the large pools out of the rock and used them to store rainwater. These reservoirs were a key water source within the parched desert and kept the land from flooding during downpours.
Socotra Island - The island of Socotra is part of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so isolated that a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. Notable are the dragon’s blood trees that look like flying saucers perched on trunks.