Yemen - country of palaces
The Republic of Yemen is located at the southern tip of the Arabian
Peninsula. "Yemen" in Arabic means "land of prosperity and
happiness." There are various temples all over the country
everywhere; it is said to be the "country of palaces.” Yemen
occupies an area of 555,000 square kilometers, and has a population
of 20l 5 million, mostly Arabs. Islam is the state religion. The
official language is Arabic. The currency is the rials. The capital
is Sana'a (sana).
Yemen's flag, from the top down, is composed of three rectangles,
red, white, and black. Red symbolizes the revolution, white
symbolizes purity, and black symbolizes the dark years of the past.
Yemen has 3,000 years of written history and is one of the cradles
of ancient Arab civilization. The Sassanid dynasty was established
in AD 575. The 16th century brought Portuguese, Ottoman, and British
invasion and occupation. In 1918, Yemen was established as an
independent kingdom. In 1934, British forces divided the Kingdom
into North and South in recognition of its occupation of southern
Yemen. In September 1962, the "Free Officers" organization launched
a revolution to overthrow the dynasty in the northern Badr People's
Democratic Republic of Yemen. On May 22, 1990, the Democratic Yemen
Arab Republic and the people of China announced the peaceful
reunification of the Republic into the Republic of Yemen.
Economic and Cultural Customs
Yemen, dominated by agriculture, is among the world's least
developed countries. The main agricultural products are cotton,
coffee, sorghum, rice, corn, barley, beans, sesame, qhat, and
tobacco. Yemen coffee has low caffeine content; highly caffeinated
coffee is known as "super coffee."
Yemenis produce exquisite carving of waist knives. Almost every
adult male should have a waist knife binding more than three fingers
wide, with "Koran" embroidered onto the belt. Based on the quality
of the sword and the sheath size, you can see people's status and
Yemeni most unique custom is chewing "qhat." Qhat was a wild
shrub for many years. After picking directly, you absorb the juice
There are Dams throughout the country of Yemen, and Aden's Marib Dam
is especially famous. Aden's dams have more than 2000 years of
history, ranging from the size of the reservoir to more than 50
whose exact design and construction techniques are superb and
Yemen has temples all over the country, among which the most
prominent mosque, the capital of Samoa, would only have 45 square
style of the rich national mosque, known as the "palace of the
Located in the San valley at an altitude of 2350 meters, with four
seasons and evergreen vegetation, Sana'a is said to be the "Pearl of
Arabia." The city has a rich national mosque, tall and beautiful
with 45 features, fully reflecting the architectural style of Islam.
The Old City is constructed of all masonry, adobe-style architecture
and traditional tower houses that are unique to the ancient city.