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Gallery Yemen has a desert climate. The west coast is not and humid
while the east is very hot, dry and prone to dusty conditions. The
mountainous regions are temperate and can get very cold in the evenings.
While the national language
is Arabic, Yemen is one of the main homelands of the South Semitic
family of languages, which includes the non-Arabic language of the
ancient Hemiari. Its modern Yemeni descendants are closely related to
the modern Semitic languages of Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Yemen Currency is popularly
known as Yemeni Riyal. The Yemeni Riyal or YR can also be replaced with
100 fils. The bank notes are available in denominations of 1000, 500,
200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 YR, while 10 and 5 fils are the denominations of
The population of Yemen in 2003 was estimated by the
United Nations at 20, 010, 000, which placed it as number 51 in
population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year
approximately 3% of the population was over 65 years of age, with
another 48% of the population under 15 years of age.