Yemen Overview Nations // Middle East/North Africa



OVERVIEW The Republic of Yemen is located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered to the north by Saudi Arabia, to the northeast by Oman, to the southwest by the Red Sea and to the southeast by the Gulf of Aden, which is part of the Indian Ocean. Yemeni territory encompasses several islands in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, including Perim Island (area 300 sq. km, 116 sq. mi) in the Straits of Bab el Mandeb; Kamaran Island (area 181 sq. km, 70 sq. mi) in the...

 

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