Sana’a (Sam City) The old, fortified city has been inhabited for more than 2500 years and contains a wealth of intact architectural gems. Capital of Yemen (1,747,627 people) Lies in the heart of Yemeni highlands on a plateau at an altitude of 2200m.
Queen of Sheba Famous story of the visit of Balquis, the Queen of Shiba, to Prophet Solomon (peace to be upon him) about 950 BC. Mareb Dam “ mentioned in the Holy Quran” Origin of Arabs “Pure Arabs” who originated from the progeny of Ya‘rub bin Yashjub bin Qahtan so were also called Qahtanian Arabs.
Arabia Felix Yemen is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Near East. Its relatively fertile land and adequate rainfall in a moister climate helped sustain a stable population, a feature recognized by the ancient Greek geographer Ptolemy ( AD), who described Yemen as Eudaimon Arabia (better known in its Latin translation, Arabia Felix) meaning "fortunate Arabia" or Happy Arabia.
Mocha Mocha is famous for being the major marketplace for coffee from the 15th century until the 17th century. Even after other sources of coffee were found, Mocha beans continued to be prized for their strong, chocolate flavor—and remain so even today. From this coffee the English language gained the word mocha.
General Facts Republic of YemenFull Name Republic of Yemen Sana'aCapital City Sana'a 555,000 sq km/ sq milesArea 555,000 sq km/ sq miles 25,000,000Population 25,000,000 Arabic (official)Languages Arabic (official) MuslimReligion Muslim Yemeni Riyal (YR)Currency Yemeni Riyal (YR)
Democracy Yemen is a one party dominant state with the General People's Congress in power. Other main parties –Yemeni Congregation for ReformYemeni Congregation for Reform –Yemen Socialist PartyYemen Socialist Party –Nasserite Unionist People's OrganisationNasserite Unionist People's Organisation –Arab Socialist Rebirth PartyArab Socialist Rebirth Party
Democracy Summary of the 20 September 2006 Yemen presidential election results Candidates - Nominating partiesVotes% Ali Abdullah Saleh - General People's Congress 4,149, Faisal Bin Shamlan - Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) opposition coalition 1,173, Others54, Total valid votes (turnout 65.2%)5,377, Invalid votes 648,580 Total votes cast 6,025,818 Registered voters 9,248,456 Source: Yemen TimesYemen Times Elections
Democracy Summary of the 23 September 1999 Yemen presidential election results Candidates - Nominating partiesVotes% Ali Abdullah Saleh - General People's Congress96.3 Najeeb Qahtan Al-Sha'abi3.7 Total (turnout %)100.0 Source: SABA News
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Sana’a Zabid Shibam Hadhramaut
Sa’da Capital of Yemen during Zaidi Imamate (893) My home city Mud houses Grapes, Pomegranate, Apples, Oranges, cucumber, coffee Silver artifacts
Traditions Traditional clothes Dancing wedding
Socotra The biggest of about 120 islands Located in the Indian Ocean sq KMs/2236 sq miles About 60,000 people
Arabia Felix Enjoy watching some pictures of the Happy Land, but remember this is just a sample, to enjoy it more and have a taste of the original Mocha Coffee you have to visit Yemen