About Yemen

Basic Information

  • Population, 29 million
  • Area 203,891 mi² (WA state 71,300 mi2)
  • First recorded settlement 5000 BC
  • Mocha (al-Mukha), Yemen’s port, was once center of the world’s coffee trade
  • First cup of coffee was brewed in Yemen

Yemen Historic Sites

Yemen is home to a number of landmarks with valuable cultural and historical importance. Several of these have been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites because of their uniqueness and importance to the collective interests of humanity. The following are listed: Historic Town of Zabid, Old City of Sana’a, Old Walled City of Shibam and the Island of Socotra.

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