In Middle East, narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains; dissected desert plains in center slope into desert interior of Arabian peninsula. 527,970km2 (slightly > 2x WY) 3% arable.
Capital Sanaa (2M)
Population 23M (43.6/km2)
Life expectancy 50 years
Ethnic Groups predominately Arab; Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans
PCVs 1973-1994; health, education (TTD: 564)
Nat’l holiday Unification Day, 22 May (1990)
Arabic: adalah (ahh-dah-lah)
Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
by Eric Hansen
An enthralling portrait -- uncannily sympathetic and wildly offbeat -- of this forgotten corner of the Middle East. Reveals the indelible allure of a land steeped in custom, conflicts old and new, and uncommon beauty.
The Enchanted Lake
by Jamil, Leena
32pp, D5.99 pbk. Pont
Ages 5 to 8.
Trance and Dance Music from Red Sea
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