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Country Yemen


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Region Middle East
Area (sq km) 527,968
Area (sq mile) 203,849
Border Oman, Saudi Arabia
Population 26,737,317
Nationality Yemeni(s)
Ethnic Predominantly Arab; Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans
Religion Muslim (Sunni and Shi'a), some Jewish, Christian, and Hindu
Language Arabic
Literacy 64%
Government Republic
Capital Sanaa
Leader President Abd Rabuh Mansur Hadi (since February 21, 2012); Vice President Mohsin al-Ahmar (since April 3, 2016); Prime Minister Obaid bin Daghr (since April 3, 2016)
Currency Yemeni rial (YER)
Independence Day May 22, 1990 (Republic of Yemen established with the merger of North Yemen and the Marxist-dominated South Yemen; previously North Yemen had become independent from the Ottoman Empire in November 1918, and South Yemen had become independent from the United Kingdom on Nov. 30, 1967)
National Holiday Unification Day (May 22, 1990)
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