Saturday, 25 April 2015

Yemen: The Center of The World's Coffee Trade

Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Southwest Asia, occupying the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is the second largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km2. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 km. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the south, and Oman to the east. Although Yemen's constitutionally stated capital is the city of Sana'a, the city has been under rebel control since February 2015. Because of this, Yemen's capital has been temporarily relocated to the port city of Aden, on the southern coast. Yemen's territory includes more than 200 islands, the largest of these is Socotra. The capital and Largest city is Sana'a. The currency is Yemeni rial (YER).

Some interesting facts are:
1. Yemen is part of Biblical tales and legends. Noah knew it as “the land of milk and honey.” The Three Wise Men presented the infant Jesus with myrrh and frankincense from its mountains, and some claim it is the Queen of Sheba’s home.

2. More children are born in Yemen than in any other middle eastern country yearly.

3. Mocha originated from Yemen.

4. Island of Socotra, just off the coast of controlled by Yemen.

5. Zabid is famous for its Islamic university in Yemen.

6. One of the longest bridge projects is inking Djibouti in Africa and Yemen after money is raised.

7. Chewing qat leaves is a social pastime. Locals would even give you a branch or two if you want to join them. The leaves act as a mild stimulant, similar to the effects of nicotine in cigarettes.

8. Yemenis take much pride in their wedding traditions. An average wedding feast lasts 21 days.

9. Once Yemen used to be famous for it's coffee and was the center of the world's coffee trade. It was in fact one of the first countries to introduce coffee to Europe.

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