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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Republic of Yemen
Head of State : Abdel Rabbo Mansour Hadi
Population : 27.58 Million (2016)
Capital City : Sanaá
Largest City : Sanaá
Languages : Arabic
Monetary Unit : Yemeni Riyal (YER)
GDP (USD) : 27.32 Billion (2016)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : -0.56 Billion (2016)
GNI (USD) : 27.16 Billion (2016)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 897.78 Million (2016)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 6.85 Billion (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 64.73 Years (2015)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 0.35 Billion (2015)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 2.63 Billion (2015)
Location & Geography
Yemen is located in the Southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia in the North, Oman in the East, the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea in the South and the Red Sea in the West. To the East of the highland interior, the terrain slopes down to the sandy wastes of the deserts of inner Arabia, the “Empty Quarter”. The mountain nearby is the highest between East Africa and Iran. The terrain is made up of a narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains. The climate is mostly desert, hot and humid along the West coast and temperate on the mountains as a result of seasonal monsoons.
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Training | October 01 - 01, 2015 | Yemen