Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an
Arab country in Western Asia, occupying South Arabia, the 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. 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
The country was divided between the Ottoman and British empires in the
early twentieth century. The Zaydi Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen was
established after World War I in North Yemen before the creation of the
Yemen Arab Republic in 1962. South Yemen remained a British
protectorate known as the Aden Protectorate until 1967 when it became
an independent state and later, a Marxist state. The two Yemeni states
united to form the modern republic of Yemen in 1990.
issued its first stamps in 1926. International mail required additional
stamps to be added from a country that was a member of the Universal
Postal Union as Yemen did not join the UPU until 1 January 1930.
International mail was often routed via Aden on the Yemeni coast which
was under British control at the time. Stamps of British India, as used
in Aden, were added and mail cancelled ADEN CAMP. After joining the
UPU, Yemen issued a new series of definitive stamps in accordance with
UPU regulations. Today, Yemen has a range of modern postal
services run by the General Corporation for Post and Postal Saving.
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