• (230) 4278861, 4260399

Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Yemen

Republic of Yemen
ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّةُ ٱلْيَمَنِيَّةُ (Arabic)
al-Jumhūrīyah al-Yamanīyah
Motto: ٱللَّهُ، ٱلْوَطَنُ، ٱلثَوْرَةُ، ٱلْوَحْدَةُ (Arabic)
Allāh, al-Waṭan, ath-Thawrah, al-Waḥdah
“God, Country, Revolution, Unity”
Anthem: "United Republic"
(Arabic: الجمهورية المتحدة‎, romanizedal-Jumhūrīyah al-Muttaḥidah)
Yemen on the globe (Yemen centered).svg
CapitalSana'a (De jure)
Aden (Temporary capital in exile)[1][2]
Coordinates: 15°20′54″N 44°12′23″E / 15.34833°N 44.20639°E / 15.34833; 44.20639
Capital-in-exileRiyadh (presidential administration)
Largest citySana'a
Official languagesArabic[3]
Ethnic groups
99% Islam
1% includes Christians, Hinduism, and others
• President
Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (non-resident)
Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar
Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed
Mahdi al-Mashat
Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour
Aidarus al-Zoubaidi
LegislatureParliament (de jure)
Supreme Political Council (de facto)
Shura Council
House of Representatives

30 October 1918
• Yemen Arab Republic established
26 September 1962
• South Yemen independenceb

30 November 1967
22 May 1990
16 May 1991
• Total
555,000[4] km2 (214,000 sq mi) (49th)
• Water (%)
• 2021 estimate
30,491,000 (48th)
• 2004 census
• Density
44.7/km2 (115.8/sq mi) (160th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$73.348 billion[6] (118th)
• Per capita
$2,380[6] (161st)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$28.524 billion[6] (103rd)
• Per capita
$925[6] (177th)
Gini (2014)36.7[7]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.470[8]
low · 179th
CurrencyYemeni rial (YER)
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)
Driving sideright[9]
Calling code+967
Internet TLD.ye, اليمن.
  1. From the Ottoman Empire.
  2. From the United Kingdom.


Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country in Western Asia, on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Saudi Arabia to the north and Oman to the northeast and shares maritime borders with Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. It is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula, occupying 555,000 square kilometres. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometres. Yemen's constitutionally stated capital, and largest city, is the city of Sanaa, but the city has been under Houthi rebel control since February 2015 as well as Aden, which is also controlled by the Southern Transitional Council since 2018. Its executive administration resides in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.