Population of Cities in Yemen (2021)

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 Sanaa, with a population of around four million residents. Although Sanaa is Yemen's constitutionally recognised capital, the conflict in the country led to the city of Aden becoming the temporary capital in 2015. Sanaa 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.

Name 2021 Population
Sanaa1,937,451
Al Hudaydah617,871
Ta`izz615,222
Aden550,602
Mukalla258,132
Ibb234,837
Dhamar160,114
'Amran90,792
Sayyan69,404
Zabid52,590
Sa'dah51,870
Bajil48,218
Hajjah43,549
Dhi as Sufal37,997
Al Bayda37,821
Ataq37,315
Bayt al Faqih34,204
Yarim33,050
Sahar31,859
Lahij23,375
Zinjibar19,879
Al Hazm18,241
Ma'rib16,794
Dhalie14,760
Jawf al Maqbabah14,175
Al Ghayzah10,948
Al Mahwit10,593
Jadder Cemetery10,000
Hadibu8,545
Al Jabin

Population of All Cities in Yemen

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