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Internet Usage Statistics:
3,691,000 Internet users as of June 30, 2012;
14.9% of the population, according to IWS.

Yemen - officially the Republic of Yemen - is composed of former traditionalist North Yemen and Marxist South Yemen, a country on the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia and is a part of the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden on the south and the Red Sea on the west. It borders Oman to the northeast and Saudi Arabia elsewhere. Its territory includes the remote island of Socotra, about 350 kilometres (217 mi) to the south off the coast of East Africa. weather.

Internet Usage Statistics:
3,691,000 Internet users as of June, 2012;
14.9% of the population, according to IWS.

Facebook Users Estimate:
633,060 subscribers for Sept 30, 2012, according to Facebook.

Latest Population Estimate:
24,771,809 population for 2012, according to US Census Bureau.

Latest GDP Estimate:
GDP per capita is US$ 1,070 for 2011, according to the I.M.F.

Yemen Land Size (Area):
Yemen has 528,076 sq km - Population Density is 47 persons per sq km.

Weather in Yemen: Weather in Yemen.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




0.1 %

US$ 410





0.5 %

US$ 500





1.1 %

US$ 550





1.6 %

US$ 550





1.8 %

US$ 1,274





14.9 %

US$ 1,070


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: IMF and WB.

Yemen Statistics
Yemen Statistics from the World Bank

Search Engines and Directories:
Yemen Search Engines

Yemen Open Directory


Yemen Profile

Yemen in the Wikipedia
Yemen history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Yemen in the CIA Factbook
Yemen information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Yemen Profile
Up to date resume about country leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Yemen e-Government Page
The President of Yemen portal, with useful links.

Yemen Information Page
The Government of Yemen portal, with useful information.

Doing Business in Yemen
World Bank Doing Business 2013 data for the Republic of Yemen.

Yemen Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Yemen Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics Report
Teledensity in Yemen is among the lowest in the Arab states, reflecting low economic development, with the provision of fixed-line services dominated by the incumbent operator. The national communications network is being modernised; an agreement with an international cable network has been concluded and broadband services have been launched. Until 2000 the incumbent also held a monopoly on the provision of mobile telephony and Internet services. There are now three competing mobile operators and mobile subscriber levels are growing rapidly, albeit from a very small base. A fourth operator is to commence services shortly as a tender for the country’s third GSM licence has been concluded. This report provides an overview on the development of Yemen’s communications network, brief profiles of major operators as well as statistics to highlight the progress of the communications sector in Yemen.
See summary and table of contents

Middle East and the Arab Spring Effect Report
Things had changed in a remarkable way. There are new buildings with the most amazing architecture, many of them artwork in their own way, new roads, new infrastructure and more and more people connected to FttH. The neighbouring UAE with its well-known capital, Dubai, is now the second ranked FttH country in the world, with penetration above 50%.

Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Yemen

May 2012 Review

There is a wide disparity in telecommunications development in the Middle East region, ranging from Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which have levels of Internet and mobile use not dissimilar to those in Western Europe, to Iraq, Syria and Yemen where levels are below other countries. Some of this disparity is caused by differing economic circumstances but political and social attitudes, corruption levels and economic openness also play a part.

There are signs of greater openness in the industry across the region but change is coming slowly. Several countries are moving towards greater competition in the industry and to privatisation of government owned operators but mostly at a glacial pace. An exception is Bahrain, where the government has passed the appropriate laws, introduced a relatively independent regulator, announced a liberalisation timetable and awarded a second GSM mobile licence (on schedule according to the timetable) all in the space of less than a year.

Mobile use has been the fastest growing area of telecommunications with regional growth rates around 50% per year.

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