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Republic of Yemen

al-Jumhuriyah al-Yamaniyah

Political Status: Independent Islamic Arab republic established by the merger of the former Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) on May 22, 1990.

Area: 205,355 sq. mi. (531,869 sq. km), encompassing 75,290 sq. mi. (130,065 sq. km) of the former Yemen Arab Republic and 195,000 sq. mi. (336,869 sq. km) of the former People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen.

Population: 32,471,000 (2020E—World Bank); 29,894,405 (2020E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Center (2018E—World Population Review): SANA (1,937,451).

Official Language: Arabic.

Monetary Unit: Yemeni Rial (market rate September 30, 2020: 480.00 rials = $1US).

President: Abdrabbuh Mansur HADI (General People’s Congress); elected to an interim two-year term on February 21, 2012, to succeed Ali Abdullah SALIH (General People’s Congress); resigned on January 22, 2015, amid ...

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