Yemen

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Republic of Yemen
Al-Jumhuriyah al-Yamaniyah CAPITAL: Şan‘ā’ FLAG: The national flag contains three horizontal bands of red, white, and black that are equal in size. The colors are derived from the Arab Liberation flag and represent oppression (black), victory through struggle (red), and a new future (white). ANTHEM: Al-Qumhuriyatu l-Muttahida (United Republic) MONETARY UNIT: The Yemeni rial (YER) is a paper currency of 100 fils. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, and 20 rials and notes of 50, 100, 200, 250, 500, and 1000 rials. YER 1 = US$0. 00399600 (or $1 = YER 250.250) as of September 2016. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: The metric system has been adopted, but local measures remain in common use. HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day,...

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  • Yemen
  • Continent

    • Middle East
  • Capital City

    • San'a, Yemen (City)
  • Population

    • 28,036,829 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • Arabic;
    • Hadrami Arabic;
    • Sanaani Arabic;
    • Standard Arabic;
    • Ta'izzi Adeni Arabic
  • Long Name

    • Republic of Yemen
  • Type of Government

    • Representative democracy
  • Currency

    • YER Yemeni Rial
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • $1,040 (2016)
  • Area

    • 203,850 mi²
    • (527,968 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 65.9 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • 70.1% (2015 est.)

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