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At a Glance

 

Yemen

Official Name Republic of Yemen
Main language Arabic
Religion Islam
Capital Sana’a
Currency unit Riyal


Economy
 

GDP (US$ billions) 26.6
GDP growth (annual %) 3.8%
GDP per capita US$ 1,118 


Population and Society

Population size 24.8 million
Annual population growth 2.9%
Urban vs. Rural population 27% and 74% respectively
Population under 15 years of age 44%
Life expectancy at birth (total) 65 years


Education

Total adult literacy rate (male & female) 61%
Total enrolment rate (male & female) 55.2%

Sources: Human Development Reports, UNDP & World Bank

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