Where is Yemen located? Map of Yemen…
Where Is Yemen Located? Yemen Map
Yemen is a Middle East country located in Southwest Asia. In Arabic the country is called al Yaman. Yemen is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north and by the Sultanate of Oman to the east. The country includes the Socotra Islands in the Gulf of Aden, Kamaran in the Red Sea and Perim in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. It covers a total area of 527 970 km².
Yemen has six cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Sanaa, Taiz, Hodeida, Aden, Ibb, Al Mukalla. Yemen is divided into 19 regions or governorates: Abyan, Aden, Al-bayda, Ad-dali, Al-hudaydah, Al-jawf, Al-mahrah, Al-mahwit, Amran, Dhamar, Hadramaut, Hajjah, Ibb , Lahij, Ma’rib, Sa’dah, Sanaa, Shabwah, Ta’izz.
In southern Yemen, the coastal plain, narrow and sandy, stretches for 1,906 km along the Gulf of Aden. Along with this stretches for 150 to 200 km, the fertile valley of Hadramaout. The western coastal plain of Tihamah, shared between Yemen and Saudi Arabia and 30 to 70 km wide, runs 450 km along the Red Sea. Sandy and desert, it is dominated by the western plateaus and the mountains that culminate at Djebel Hadus Nabi Chu’ayh (3,700 m). Between this chain and the eastern mountains are the highlands where the bulk of the population is concentrated. The eastern massif, lower than the western chain, falls towards the north-eastern border, giving way to the great desert of Ar Rub ‘al Khali (“the empty district”).
There are no permanent rivers in the mountainous regions, but many rivers are formed during the rainy season in the valleys and gorges, which flow into the sea or are lost in the sands.
The climate of the coastal plains is warm (average annual temperature 27.7 ° C) and arid: precipitation averages 76 mm annually on the south coast and 229 mm on the west coast. The abundant seasonal rainfall in the mountainous interior makes Yemen the most watered Arabian Peninsula region. The mountains benefit, in fact, from part of the summer monsoon from June to September (the annual precipitation in this region varies from 406 mm to 762 mm) and the shorter one from March to April. The climate is temperate. Winters are usually cold.