About Yemen

Capital Sana'a
National Name Al Jumhuriyah al Yamaniyah
National Holiday Independence Day, Nov 30
Language Arabic
Yemen country code +967
President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (2012)
Land Area 555,000 km²
Total Area 555,000 km²
Population 2.92 crores (2019)
Groth Rate 2.1% annual change (2019)
Birth rate 3.79 births per woman (2018)
Infant Mortality rate 43.6/1000
Life Expectancy 66.10 years (2018)
Density 56 per Km2
Currency Yemeni rial
Literacy Rate 70.1 (2019)

History of Yemen

Yemen history is replete with wars and other violent conflicts, including most recently the more than three decades of foreign occupation, civil war, and insurgency since 1978. Before 1978 Yemen as a state was born in the mid-eighteenth century as a dynastic, expansionist Pashtun-led power under Ahmad Shah Durrani (1747–72), who conquered Delhi and took over parts of the Indian subcontinent .Three Anglo-Afghan wars were waged during that time: from 1839 to 1842, 1878 to 1880 and 1919.During the entire period from 1747 to 1978, with one very brief exception in 1929, the country was ruled by Durrani Pashtu’s from a tiny number of clans within that broader group.

Madrasah-i Gawhar Shad
Buzkashi Stadium
Id Gah Mosque.
Ashraf Ghani