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Yemen, Western Asia
latitude: 15.7, longitude: 47
Browse map of Yemen 15°42′00.00″ N, 47°00′00.00″ E
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Yemen is a country in Western Asia at latitude 15°42′00.00″ North, longitude 47°00′00.00″ East.

OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under OpenStreetMap License.

The official language in Yemen is Arabic.

Tag roads

The roads in Yemen don't have classification. So we have to chose which one to use.

Road classification

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo!
highway motorway way NOT be used in Yemen, There isn't any way in Yemen match motorway requirement
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highway trunk way The most important roads in a country's system. Includes All M100, M45 and M55 international roads, roads links major cities.(Need not necessarily be a divided highway.)
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highway primary way The next most important roads in a country's system. (Often link larger towns like governorate admin centres.)
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highway secondary way The next most important roads in a country's system. (Often link towns and districts admin centres .)
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highway tertiary way The next most important roads in a country's system. (Often link smaller towns and villages)
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highway unclassified way The least important through roads in a country's system – i.e. minor roads of a lower classification than tertiary, but which serve a purpose other than access to properties. (Often link villages and hamlets.)

may be unpaved roads.

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highway residential way Roads which serve as an access to housing, without function of connecting settlements. Often lined with housing.
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highway service way area For access roads to, or within an industrial estate, camp site, business park, car park etc. Can be used in conjunction with service=* to indicate the type of usage and with access=* to indicate who can use it and in what circumstances.
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If you're going to be adding roads, please read the road classification guidelines Key:highway

Tag Names

Arabic is the default tag language please use :


for default name

for english name use

name:en= Sanaa



for Arabic name

Tag places

Administratively declared places

Settlement Element Description Comments
place=state Area, Relation Use for governorates Mohafzat المحافظات Relation is preferred
place=district Area, Relation Use for districts Modyryat المديريات

Tags: province, county and municipality Should not used in Yemen.

Tag: Region: Should be used only for geographic or historical areas with no clear boundary.

Populated settlements

Settlement Local Name Element Description Comments
place=city مدينة كبيرة Node A municipality having a population of at least 100,000 people. Like Sana'a, Aden, Taiz...
place=town مدينة Node
  • A governorate center which is not a city.
  • A district center.
  • A municipality having a population of at least 5,000 people.
place=village قرية Node A municipality having a population less then 5,000 people, larger than an hamlet, and with a significant infrastructure.
place=hamlet محلة Node A rural community less than 100-200 inhabitants, few infrastructure except a public access road or path.
place=isolated_dwelling محلة Node A rural named place with a single inhabited building or farm, almost no infrastructure except a nearby road or a private access path.