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    Yemen Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 15 00 N, 48 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Middle East

      Area:
      total: 527,970 sq km
      land: 527,970 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes Perim, Socotra, the former Yemen Arab Republic (YAR or North Yemen), and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY or South Yemen)

      Area - comparativo: slightly larger than twice the size of Wyoming

      Fronteras:
      total: 1,746 km
      border countries: Oman 288 km, Saudi Arabia 1,458 km

      Costa: 1,906 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      contiguous zone: 18 nm in the North; 24 nm in the South
      continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: mostly desert; hot and humid along west coast; temperate in western mountains affected by seasonal monsoon; extraordinarily hot, dry, harsh desert in east

      Terreno: narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains; dissected upland desert plains in center slope into the desert interior of the Arabian Peninsula

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Arabian Sea 0 m
      highest point: Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb 3,760 m

      Recursos Naturales: petroleum, fish, rock salt, marble, small deposits of coal, gold, lead, nickel, and copper, fertile soil in west

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 3%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 30%
      forests and woodland: 4%
      other: 63% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 3,600 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: sandstorms and dust storms in summer

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: very limited natural fresh water resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Nota - geograf�a: strategic location on Bab el Mandeb, the strait linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of world's most active shipping lanes

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