Population of Cities in Yemen (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
6
100,000 to 1 Million
20
10,000 to 100,000
  • Sanaa
  • Al Hudaydah
  • Ta`izz
  • Aden
  • Al Mukalla
  • Ibb
  • Dhamar
  • 'Amran
  • Sayyan
  • Zabid
  • Sa'dah
  • Bajil
  • Hajjah
  • Dhi as Sufal
  • Al Bayda
  • Ataq
  • Bayt al Faqih
  • Yarim
  • Sahar
  • Lahij
  • Zinjibar
  • Al Hazm
  • Ma'rib
  • Dhalie
  • Jawf al Maqbabah
  • Al Ghayzah
  • Al Mahwit
  • Jadder Cemetery
  • Hadibu
  • Al Jabin

The second-largest country on the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen has in recent years been devastated by an ongoing conflict that has seen it become the most impoverished country in the Middle East. The largest city in Yemen is Sana'a, with a population of around four million residents. Although Sana'a is Yemen's constitutionally recognised capital, the conflict in the country led to the city of Aden becoming the temporary capital in 2015. Sana'a is one of the highest capital cities in the world at an elevation of 2,300 meters. It is also one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, and its Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The port city of Aden has a population of around 800,000 residents and is located on the Gulf of Aden. The city is home to the University of Aden, numerous historical sites, a Zoroastrian temple, as well as churches built during the British colonial period. Some people also believe that the Biblical Cain and Abel are buried in the city. Taiz, located in the southwestern Yemeni Highlands, is Yemen's third-largest city, with more than 600,000 residents. It is regarded as the country's cultural capital. The city has historically been known for its coffee production, and today is also Yemen's largest industrial base.

Yemen has 1 cities with more than a million people, 6 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 20 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Yemen is Sanaa, with a population of 1,937,451 people.

Sanaa

Sanaa is the largest city in Yemen and the center of Sana'a Governorate.

1,937,451

Al Hudaydah

The city of Al Hudaydah was briefly occupied by Saudi forces during the Saudi-Yemeni War of 1934.

617,871

Ta`izz

When Yemen was at peace, Taiz was considered to be the cultural capital of Yemen.

615,222

Aden

Some people believe that the Biblical Cain and Abel are buried somewhere in the city of Aden.

550,602

Al Mukalla

The city of Mukalla is located in the southern part of Arabia on the Gulf of Aden, on the shores of the Arabian Sea.

258,132

Ibb

The city of Ibb is situated on a mountain ridge, surrounded by fertile land.

234,837

Dhamar

In past times, the people of Dhamar were famous for bringing up horses; the city was an early center of horse-breeding in Arabia.

160,114

Name 2018 Population Location
Sanaa1,937,451Map
Al Hudaydah617,871Map
Ta`izz615,222Map
Aden550,602Map
Al Mukalla258,132Map
Ibb234,837Map
Dhamar160,114Map
'Amran90,792Map
Sayyan69,404Map
Zabid52,590Map
Sa'dah51,870Map
Bajil48,218Map
Hajjah43,549Map
Dhi as Sufal37,997Map
Al Bayda37,821Map
Ataq37,315Map
Bayt al Faqih34,204Map
Yarim33,050Map
Sahar31,859Map
Lahij23,375Map
Zinjibar19,879Map
Al Hazm18,241Map
Ma'rib16,794Map
Dhalie14,760Map
Jawf al Maqbabah14,175Map
Al Ghayzah10,948Map
Al Mahwit10,593Map
Jadder Cemetery10,000Map
Hadibu8,545Map
Al JabinMap