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Yemen (17) Sana’a
Photo: Yemen, Sana’a

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14° 29′ N, 46° 25′ E


Yemen: The Republic of Yemen (ﺍﻟﺠﻤﻬﻮﺭﯾّﺔ اليمنية) in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia was between 2200 BC and the 6th century AD part of several kingdoms like the Sabaean one. …

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Islamic caliphs began in the 7th century to control the area. North Yemen became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. From 1839 until 1967, the British occupied the port of Aden and established it as a colony. The two countries were formally united as the Republic of Yemen on May 22, 1990. It is bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea.

Main sights

Aden, Hababah, Sana’a, Shibam, Taiz, Thula, Wadi Hadhramaut

Map: Yemen

List of sights
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Yemen (103) Wadi Hadramout
Photo: Yemen, Wadi Hadramout

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Narrowly, Hadhramaut (Hadhramout, Hadramawt or Ḥaḍramūt) refers to the historical Qu’aiti and Kathiri sultanates, which were in the Aden

Map: Hadhramaut
Yemen (38)
Photo: Yemen

Other sites in Yemen
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Other sites in Yemen: Aden is a port city in Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some 170 km east of …

Map: Other sites in Yemen
Yemen (14) Sana’a
Photo: Yemen, Sana’a

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Sana’a is the largest city in Yemen and the centre of Sana’a Governorate. The city is not part of the Governorate, but forms the separate …

Map: Sana’a
Yemen (71) Shibam
Photo: Yemen, Shibam

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Shibam (often referred to as Shibam Hadhramaut) is a town in Yemen. It is the seat of the Shibam District in the Hadhramaut Governorate. It is …

Map: Shibam
Yemen (145) Taiz
Photo: Yemen, Taiz

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Taiz (Arabic: Ta’izz) is a city in the Yemeni Highlands, near the famous Mocha (Moka or Mokka) port on the Red Sea, lying at an elevation of about …

Map: Taiz
Yemen (180) Thula
Photo: Yemen, Thula

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Dating to the Himyarite period, the town of Thula is very well preserved and includes traditional houses and mosques. Archaeological investigation …

Map: Thula