Surface:Yemen has a total land area of around 527,968 sq km.
Population: Yemen has a population of about 21,000,000, with the majority of them being Muslims followed by Jews and Christians
System of government: Yemen is a republican state.
Capital: Sanaa, with a population of nearly 1,747,600, is the capital of Yemen.
Religion: Islam is the dominant religion.
Official Language: Arabic is the official language.
Government: Yemen is a republican state.
Climate: Yemen experiences three climates—desert (along west coast), temperate (western mountains) and seasonal monsoon (in the eastern regions).
Units of measure and electricity: Yemen follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 220V, 50Hz.
Time Zone: The standard time in Yemen is GMT + 3.
Currency: Yemeni Rial (1€ = 286.30 YER)
Travel documents required: Visas valid for a period of 30 days are a must for everybody, except those from the countries belonging to the Gulf Cooperation Council, for entering Yemen.
Not to miss - The Al-Quahira castle is built on a hill, at almost half the height of Jabal Sabir. It is a historical site with a history full of incidents affirms that it has been a battlefield for the rulers who ruled the city consecutively during the past ages. Al Quahira castle is the large fortification which is currently being renovated using river stones and original building techniques. Most of the renovations are completed. The castle is on the top of the hill; still it has a swimming pool. On the eastern side, there is a pond which is now used as swimming pool. Rain water is conserved in various places, including a big tank mentioned earlier. Road coming down from the castle is also conserving water, which leads to a water flow behind the theatre and then takes a shape of water...
On the whole, Mukalla - with it’s stunning surrounding scenery, very blue, clear waters - could turn out to be one of the most beautiful cities with time and care. One can only understand and appreciate Mukalla, by seeing it and being in it.