Yemen

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 4,661,279
1960 5,099,785
1970 6,096,574
1980 7,906,977
1990 11,790,249
2000 17,522,537
2010 22,763,008
2020 28,423,346
2025 31,279,494
2050 42,496,621
2075 45,508,117
2100 42,181,061
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Yemen
Capital Sana'a
Region Western Asia
ISO code YE
Statistical agency Central Statistical Organisation


Administrative units

codemuhazafatnative namecapital [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
1994-12-16
census
population
2004-12-16
census
population
2012
estimate
11Muhafazat IbbإبIbb7,6321,665,0542,131,8612,634,988
12Muhafazat AbyanأبينZinjibar24,131342,628433,819543,144
13Amanat Al Asimah (Sana'a)أمانة العاصمةSan'a'2471,003,6271,747,8342,215,719
14Muhafazat Al Baydaالبيضاءal Bayda'10,711454,608577,369715,040
15Muhafazat TaizzتعزTa'izz14,1941,870,0572,393,4252,968,719
16Muhafazat Al Jawfالجوفal Jawf13,175347,639443,797547,349
17Muhafazat HajjahحجهHajjah10,6771,091,7881,479,5681,834,263
18Muhafazat Al Hudaydahالحديدهal Hudaydah16,6461,558,5132,157,5522,697,055
19Muhafazat Hadramautحضرموتal Mukalla148,178755,6311,028,5561,291,793
20Muhafazat DhamarذمارDhamar8,745981,6741,330,1081,649,444
21Muhafazat Shabwahشبوة'Ataq78,995364,932470,635584,632
22Muhafazat Sa'adahصعدةSa'dah29,617481,617695,033862,758
23Muhafazat Sana'aصنعاءSan'a'28,977746,812919,2151,141,804
24Muhafazat AdenعدنAden7,099404,257589,419751,806
25Muhafazat LahjلحجLahij14,836555,742722,692900,298
26Muhafazat MaribمأربMa'rib13,466181,740238,522296,148
27Muhafazat Al MahwitالمحويتAl Mahwit2,501371,595494,557614,616
28Muhafazat Al Maharahالمهرهal Ghaydah98,24956,42588,594111,197
29Muhafazat AmranعمرانAmrannote731,873877,7861,092,123
30Muhafazat Al Dhale'eالضالعAl Dhale'enote330,062470,564585,705
31Muhafazat RaymahريمةRaymahnote291,533394,448488,403
 total  528,07614,587,80719,684,60324,527,000
source: Ministry of Public Health & Population, Yemen.
note: Muhafazat means governorate.
note: The area of Ad Dali' and 'Amran is included in other governorates.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
1994-12-16
census
population
2004-12-16
census
Sana'aصنعاء1,003,6271,527,861
Adenعدن398,399570,551
Ta'izzتعز317,753458,933
al Hudaydahالحديده298,452402,560
al Mukallaمدينة المكلا94,051176,942
Dhamarذمار82,920144,273
source: Ministry of Public Health & Population, Yemen.