Area: 531,869 sq km
Mountainous south and southwestern portion of the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian Ocean island of Socotra.
Population: 24,255,928 Annual Growth: 2.90%
Official language: Arabic Languages: 14 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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Yemens future stability is fragile due to religious and political tensions, rapidly dwindling resources and one of the worlds highest birthrates. It is estimated that by 2017, Yemen will cease earning income from its oil reserves and the capital will run out of viable water supplies. Sanaa is the worlds fastest-growing capital city, with 7% annual growth. Pray for new means and methods for this nation to care for the very survival of its economy and people. Foreign involvement due to the political, religious and economic situation is almost inevitable; pray that outside powers act in a responsible and wise manner.
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