Northern Yemen: Location, History, Size, Population, & Government

About the location, size, population, and government of the country Northern Yemen.

Northern Yemen (Sana)

Size--77,200 sq. mi. (200,000 sq. km.).

Population--Over 6 million: Almost 100% Arab and Muslim (Zeidi and Sunni).

Who Rules--A clique of young army officers took power in June, 1974.

Who REALLY Rules--A Revolutionary Command Council has been set up, dominated by the army officers, who are heavily dependent on Saudi Arabia for financial aid. The membership of the Council consists primarily of members of the Zeidi sect. Only one Sunni is represented on the Council.

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