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Geography

Yemen is located on the southwest corner of Arabian Peninsula and occupying 527, 968 km2 and this area makes from him the second largest country on the peninsula with population 24,8 million in 2011 according UN statistics. It is bordered to the north by Saudi Arabia and to the east by Oman. The western coastline faces the Red Sea, and the southern coast sits on the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.

Geography of Yemen is diversified. Find here the mountain highlands such as ‘Asir mountain range, Sarat Moutains of Yemen. Further to west, the elevation then falls dramatically in little over 25 km between the mountains and the coastal plains of the Tihama. In the eastern part of the country, the landscape is dominated by the inhospitable limestone plateau of the Jol. In the center of the Yemen lie the deserts of Ramlat as-Sabatayn and portions of the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world.

The climate of the country varies according to these geographical regions.

The region was nicknamed „Arabian Felix“ due to abundance of rain in the area, especially in comparison with other parts of the Arabian Peninsula. There are two rainy seasons that mostly affect the central and southern mountains. During May-April and August-September these regions are subject to rainfall daily.

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