Yemen Political Map
Yemen is located in the Middle East, along the Gulf of Aden to the south and the Red Sea to the west. It borders just 2 countries including Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the north. Yemen is known for its ancient kingdoms, large desert, and being the origin of coffee. Sanaa is the capital and largest city of Yemen. But since 2015, Aden has been the temporary capital and is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Other major cities are Al Hudaydah, Ta’izz, and Mukalla.
Yemen Satellite Map
Yemen occupies a total area of 555,000 square kilometers (214,000 sq mi). Overall, it is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles). Yemen is located at the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula with Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. It also includes the Socotra Archipelago, which consists of four main islands in the Gulf of Aden. Additionally, it contains the Hadhramaut, which is the coastal plain area along the Red Sea. Overall, the climate in Yemen is mostly desert in the east, with extreme heat and dry conditions.
Yemen Physical Map
Yemen’s terrain consists of flat-topped hills, rugged mountains, and desert plains. Although most of the Rub’ al Khali Desert is in Saudi Arabia, it accounts for the majority of the northeastern region of Yemen as well. This “empty quarter” is the largest continuous sand desert on Earth, which spans several countries in the Arabian Peninsula. One area of high elevation is the Hadhramaut Mountains (Mahrat Mountains) which lie along the south coast near the Gulf of Aden. Its other mountain range is the Haraz-Sarawat Mountains to the west, which contains Yemen’s highest point, Jabal An-Nabi Shu’ayb (Jabal Hadhur) at a height of 3,666 meters (12,028 ft).
Yemen Governorates Map
Governorates are the first-level administrative units in Yemen that are divided geographically and administratively. Currently, there are 21 governorates in Yemen. Additionally, there is also one municipality. Governorates are split up into districts, which are the second-level administrative unit in Yemen.