The word "Yemen" means Happy Yemen "Arabia Felix". Yemen is bordered by the Red Sea to the west, the Arabian Sea to the south, Oman to the east, Saudi Arabia to the north.

Area 527,968 km²

Population 30,000000 

Yemen also includes approximately 200 islands, the largest and the most important island is Socotra, which is located near the coast of Somalia. 

North Yemen and South Yemen unified as one country in May 1990 to become the Republic of Yemen. 

The capital of Yemen is Sana'a City and the city of Aden is the economic capital.

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Yemen participation in the Asian Games:

Yemen started its first participation in the Asian Games in 1982 in New Delhi and its participation in the Asian games continued.


Yemen culture is dominated by its architecture, design and decoration dating back over 3000 years of culture and heritage. As well as the variety of fashions.

The buildings were constructed of stones and bricks. In Shebam Hadhramout, the Buildings were built of mud, which are the oldest skyscrapers in the world.

The capital, Sanaa dates back to the Era of Sam Ibn Noah after the Great Flood.

The ancient cities of Sana'a, Shebam Hadhramout and Zabid  were declared the World Heritage Cities by the UN. One of the prominent features in Sana'a city is the Great Mosque "Al-Jamea Al-Kabir", which is regarded one of the oldest mosques in the Islamic history.


Yemen has various climates, according to the location. The climate of the coastal areas is hot and humid. The climate in the mountainous areas is moderate and dry.

In Sana'a, the temperature is 33° C and dry in Summer, however, the temperature in Winter reaches minus 2° C, due to its altitude of 7220ft above sea level and the surrounding mountains.

In Aden, the temperature can often pass the 40 °C, with high humidity.

The temperature basically rises whenever we head towards the coasts to the west, south and east.

It also decreases whenever we head towards the mountainous heights.

As for rains, usually fall in spring & summer, and rarely in winter.

Sana’a, Yemen, November 23, 2021: Yemen Athlete Committee, in collaboration with the National Ant...
Sana’a, Yemen, September 30, 2021: A three-day taekwondo course for advanced trainers came to an ...
Sana’a, Yemen, September 15, 2021: The Yemen Olympic Committee is the latest National Olympic Com...
Tokyo, Japan, July 21, 2021: Yemen Olympic Committee’s delegation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games...
Sana’a, Yemen, June 24, 2021: The Yemen Olympic Committee celebrated Olympic Day 2021 in the capi...
Sana’a, Yemen, June 17, 2021: The Secretary General of Yemen Olympic Committee, Mohamed Al-Ahjri,...
Sana’a, Yemen, April 26, 2021: With the support of the Yemen Olympic Committee, a two-day course ...
Sanaa, Yemen, April 16, 2021: Yemen Olympic Committee has sent congratulations to the President o...
Sana’a, Yemen, March 22, 2021: Yemen Olympic Committee’s Athletes Committee is organising a sympo...
Sanaa, Yemen, December 1, 2020: The Yemen Karate Federation with the backing of the Yemen Olympic...
Sanaa, Yemen, October 28, 2020: The Yemen Olympic Committee is mourning the assassination of Hass...
Sanaa, Yemen, October 21, 2020: The National Olympic Committee of Yemen in conjunction with the Y...
Sanaa, Yemen, October 12, 2020: The Yemen Olympic Committee held a two-day sports medicine course...
Sanaa, Yemen, August 3, 2020: : The National Olympic Committee of Yemen celebrated Olympic Day 20...
Sanaa, Yemen, September 30, 2019: Helal Ali Al-Hajj, Yemeni wushu medallist, has drowned while at...