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The Republic of Yemen is a country located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninisula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia, and has a coastline that runs along the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Arabian Sea. Furthermore, in addition to the mainland, Yemeni territory also includes a number of islands in both the Red Sea (including most of the Hanish islands, Kamaran, and Perim) and Arabian Sea (including the Socotra archipelago).

As of 2009, the population of Yemen was estimated as being 23,580,000. The country's capital and largest city is Sana'a, which is located at an elevation of more than 7,500 feet (2,300 meters), and as of the 2004 census, had a population of 1,747,627.

Yemen Country Details


Country Name Yemen
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Sana'a


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Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes
By Victoria Clark

Yale University Press
Paperback (328 pages)

Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes
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Yemen is the dark horse of the Middle East. Every so often it enters the headlines for one alarming reason or another—links with al-Qaeda, kidnapped Westerners, explosive population growth—then sinks into obscurity again. But, as Victoria Clark argues in this riveting book, we ignore Yemen at our peril. The poorest state in the Arab world, it is still dominated by its tribal makeup and has become a perfect breeding ground for insurgent and terrorist movements.

Clark returns to the country where she was born to discover a perilously fragile state that deserves more of our understanding and attention. On a series of visits to Yemen between 2004 and 2009, she meets politicians, influential tribesmen, oil workers and jihadists as well as ordinary Yemenis. Untangling Yemen’s history before examining the country’s role in both al-Qaeda and the wider jihadist movement today, Clark presents a lively, clear, and up-to-date account of a little-known state whose chronic instability is increasingly engaging the general reader.

Yemen (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Daniel Mclaughlin

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (256 pages)

Yemen (Bradt Travel Guide)
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Yemen is shrugging off its image of being a country with a security issue, to reveal its stunning landscape and fascinating culture – justifiably worth visiting by professional archaeologists, historians, the business traveller, or those making the most of Yemen’s adventure sports, such as hiking and scuba-diving. All will gain thrills treading on ground which is the site of the Sabaean dynasty, the era of the fabled Queen of Sheba. Yemen is undoubtedly the choice of those interested in digging deeper into regional culture.

Oman & Yemen 1:1,400,000 Including inset of U.A.E, Salalah, Central Muscat, Sana'a, Taizz ITM travel map (International Travel Maps)
By ITMB Canada

ITMB Publishing, Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Oman & Yemen 1:1,400,000 Including inset of U.A.E, Salalah, Central Muscat, Sana a, Taizz ITM travel map (International Travel Maps)
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Oman is a stark and wild mountainous country. This map shows its physical features and road network exceptionally well.

Yemen is one of the most unusual countries in the world, but well worth a visit if you can get in. This map certainly shows the country to good advantage, especially its exotic terrain. Politically, this is a country one would have to define as challenging; touristically, as well. However, as a map, this one is exceptional.

Arabia Felix: The Danish Expedition of 1761-1767 (NYRB Classics)
By Thorkild Hansen

NYRB CLASSICS
Released: 2017-06-13
Paperback (400 pages)

Arabia Felix: The Danish Expedition of 1761-1767 (NYRB Classics)
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A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades.

Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea—a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist, and their manservant—an ill-assorted band of men who dislike and distrust one another from the start. These are the members of the Danish expedition to Arabia Felix, as Yemen was then known, the first organized foray into a corner of the world unknown to Europeans. The expedition made its way to Turkey and Egypt, by which time its members were already actively seeking to undercut and even kill one another, before disappearing into the harsh desert that was their destination. Nearly seven years later a single survivor returned to Denmark to find himself forgotten and all the specimens that had been sent back ruined by neglect.

Based on diaries, notebooks, and sketches that lay unread in Danish archives until the twentieth century, Arabia Felix is a tale of intellectual rivalry and a comedy of very bad manners, as well as an utterly absorbing adventure.

Arabia Felix includes 33 line drawings and maps.
Yemen Fb R (English, Spanish, French, Italian and German Edition)
By fb

Freytag-Berndt
Map (1 pages)

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Explore Yemen with this Freytag&Berndt road map. The best way to plan your trip, prepare your itinerary, and to travel independently in this country of the Arabic Peninsula.

This map contains a place name index and inset maps of Adan and San a. Touristic information: places of interest, airports, religious buildings, marinas, oasis, caves, sand deserts, salt lakes.

The legend is in English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian. Place names are indicated in Roman script only.
Yemen (Travel Reference Map)
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International Travel Maps
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English-language folded travel map of Yemen. Scale 1:1,400,000. Distinguishes 5 types of road, ranging from primary paved roads to tracks. Legend shows places to stay and places of interest, International airport/airfields, ports, gas stations, hospitals, campsites, markets, border crossings, dive sites, archaeological sites, historic ruins/sites, castles, forts, mosques, oasis, caves, beaches, hiking/trekking sites.
Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land
By Tim Mackintosh-Smith

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Paperback (304 pages)

Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land
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Originally published by John Murray this is an account of Smith's time in Yemen, which started as a sabbatical year in 1982 and grew into fifteen years. Smith travelled the mountains, the desert and the sea and brings the country, the people and three millennia of history to life.
Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land
By Tim MacKintosh-Smith

Trafalgar Square
Hardcover (280 pages)

Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land
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In this work, the author describes his journey through Yemen, portraying hyrax hunters and dhow skippers, a noseless regicide, a sword-wielding tyrant with a passion for Heinz Russian salad, as well as examining the extraordinary history of the ordinary Yemenis.
Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
By Eric Hansen

Vintage
Released: 1992-02-04
Paperback (264 pages)

Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
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In 1978 Eric Hansen found himself shipwrecked on a desert island in the Red Sea. When goat smugglers offered him safe passage to Yemen, he buried seven years' worth of travel journals deep in the sand and took his place alongside the animals on a leaky boat bound for a country that he'd never planned to visit.

As he tells of the turbulent seas that stranded him on the island and of his efforts to retrieve his buried journals when he returned to Yemen ten years later, Hansen enthralls us with a portrait -- uncannily sympathetic and wildly offbeat -- of this forgotten corner of the Middle East. With a host of extraordinary characters from his guide, Mohammed, ever on the lookout for one more sheep to squeeze into the back seat of his car, to madcap expatriates and Eritrean gun runners- and with landscapes that include cities of dreamlike architectural splendor, endless sand dunes, and terrifying mountain passes, Hansen reveals the indelible allure of a land steeped in custom, conflicts old and new, and uncommon beauty.

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