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Interesting Facts about Yemen

Yemen Interesting Facts

Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Yemen:

  • Oil production and the commercialization of goods like fish, cotton, and coffee form the foundation of Yemen's economy.
  • On May 22, 1990, the day North Yemen and South Yemen were united, Yemen's national flag was approved.
  • The Yemeni Rial is the country's official currency, and Arabic is its official language.
  • One of the oldest cities in the area and one that has been inhabited for a very long period is Sana'a. More than 2000 years have likely passed since the first inhabitants of this area.
  • Yemen has more than 2,300,000 square kilometers of desert, or more than 50% of the country.
  • The 16th-century city of Shibam was established and is now a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than 500 towers entirely constructed of mud and brick may be found in this city.
  • If you don't go to the Dar Al-Hajar Palace, some people think your vacation to Yemen isn't complete. Two of the palace's five levels are constructed inside the rock, with the remaining three being visible on top of it. You must see the museum inside of this spectacular building, which was constructed in the 1920s.
  • Some individuals believe that visiting the Dar Al-Hajar Palace is essential to completing your trip to Yemen. The palace has five storeys, two of which are built inside the rock and three of which are visible above. The museum is housed inside this magnificent 1920s structure, which you must see.
  • The biblical stories and traditions mention Yemen as "the land of milk and honey," Noah was aware of it. Its highlands are said to be the home of the Queen of Sheba, and it is where the Three Wise Men brought myrrh and frankincense to give to the baby Jesus.
  • Dar al-Hajar (The House of Stone), a famous structure in Yemen, was sculpted from a single gigantic rock. The lowest two storeys are constructed within the granite structure itself, despite the fact that only three are visible. Previously utilized as a palace for the royal family, it is now a museum that is accessible to the general public.
  • In the Sana'a area, Thula Village is one of the prettiest settlements. This well-preserved city, which dates to the Himyarite period, is worth seeing since it has several historic homes and mosques.
  • One of the world's oldest civilization hubs is this nation. Around 1.65 million years ago, humanity began to live on these territories. At least six prehistoric kingdoms that developed in this region are known to science.
  • Rarely do Yemenis consume dairy items like cheese and butter. Buttermilk is the lone exception, which the people consume virtually daily.
  • Salta, the national meal of Yemen, is created with beef, fenugreek, and a unique sauce with peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and greens.
  • One of the oldest mosques in the Muslim world is the Great Mosque of Sanaa. It is thought to have been constructed during the reign of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Yemen is also made up of about 200 islands, the largest of which being Socotra.
  • The coffee in your neighborhood café is called "Mocha" because Mokha, in Yemen, used to be the hub of the world's coffee trade.
  • Some of the rarest plant and animal species on earth may be found on the island of Socotra, which is a natural world heritage site. The Dragon Blood Tree is one of the island's most well-known landmarks.
  • In Yemen, people like participating in outdoor activities including mountain jumping, motorcycling, rock climbing, trekking, and hiking.
  • Camels are arranged side by side in the traditional sport of camel jumping, and the person who can jump over the most of them wins.
  • Yemen shares land borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman.

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