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Yemen, Western Asia

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

The official language in Yemen is Arabic.

Tag roads

Road classification

Key Value Comment Rendering Photo!
highway motorway NOT be used in Yemen, There isn't any way in Yemen match motorway requirement
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highway trunk The most important roads in a country's system. Includes All M100, M45 and M55 international roads (described in Mashreq international road) and roads links cities. Need not necessarily be a divided highway. And must be paved.
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highway primary The next most important roads in a country's system. (Often link larger towns like governorate admin centres.)
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highway secondary The next most important roads in a country's system. (Often link towns and district admin centres .)
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highway tertiary The next most important roads in a country's system. (Often link smaller towns and villages)
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highway unclassified 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 Roads which serve as an access to housing, without function of connecting settlements. Often lined with housing.
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highway service 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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Alley leading from the High Street to Green Lane Shopping Centre - - 942796.jpg

Tag Names

Arabic is the default tag language so use: name=صنعاء for default name. For english name use name:en=Sanaa. And also for for Arabic name use: name:ar=صنعاء.

Tag places

Administratively declared places

Settlement admin_level= Element Description Comments
place=state 4 relation node Use for governorates Mohafzat المحافظات Relation is preferred
place=district 6 relation node 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.
  • A governorate center which having a population at least 40,0000.
  • A governorate center which having a port or airport.
  • A municipality having a population of at least 40,000 and having a port or airport.
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.
  • A port or border checkpoint contains Customs authority.
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.


The population is taken from the data of the last census conducted on 17-12-2004 and its data are published on the website of the Central Statistical Organisation, and the reference is added to the population unit number as follows:

source:population=YCSO2004:Population Unit Number

Where the population unit number consists of: Governorate No. - District No. - SubDistrict No. - Village/Town Number

Import from GEOnet Names Server (GNS) database status

All GNS database data except duplicate or incorrect items were imported up to 16-01-2019, and the following data was tagged in the import:

GNS:id= ufi number

GNS:dsg_code= dsg feild

GNS:dsg_name= The name of the dsg field (feature name