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Facts and Figures


Political leadership


President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi (since 21 February 2012)


total: 527,968 sq km


total: 1,746 km

Border countries

Oman 288 km, Saudi Arabia 1,458 km


1,906 km


26,737,317 (2015 est.) (country comparison to the world: 48)

Age structure

0-14 years: 41% 15-64 years: 56.2% 65+ 2.7% (2015 est.)

Population growth rate

2.47% (2015 est.)


Urban population: 34.6% of total population (2015) rate of urbanisation: 4% annual rate of change (2010-2015 est.)

Major cities

Sanaa (capital) 2.962 million, Aden 882,000 (2015 est.)

Ethnic groups

Predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans


Muslim, including Sunni (Shafi'i) and Shia (Zaydi); small numbers of Jews, Christians and Hindus


Arabic (official)


(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 70.1% male: 85.1% female: 55% (2015 est.)


$75.52 billion (2015 est.) $105 billion (2014 est.)

GDP Real growth rate

-28.1% (2015 est.) -0.2% (2014 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$2,800 (2015 est.) $3,800 (2014 est.)

Unemployment rate

total 27% (2014 est.), youth (15-24) 33.7% (2010 est.)

Population below poverty line

54% (2014 est.)

Public debt

93.5% of GDP (2015 est.) 57.2% of GDP (2014 est.)

Inflation rate

30% (2015 est.)

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