18 Seriously Cool Facts About Sana’a
Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 18 interesting facts about Sana’a!
- Sana’a is the capital city of Yemen.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced San-eye-ah.
- The total land area of Sana’a is 2,144 square miles (5,552 square kilometres)…
- …that’s roughly 1.5 times the size of Cornwall!
- Sana’a’s population was 2,962,000 in 2015…
- …that’s nearly 6 times the population of Cornwall…
- …and gives it a population density of around 1,256 residents per square mile.
- Sana’a is located 7,380 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Sana’a are known as Yemenis.
- Yemenis living in Sana’a enjoy a Semi-arid climate with little annual temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 16.2°C.
- Looking to fly yourself to Sana’a? You’ll need the coordinates of 15.3694° N, 44.1910° E.
- Make sure you visit one of the many hammams if you’re in Sana’a; not only are these wonderful saunas a great place to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries, they’re also perfect for meeting locals!
- The old city of Sana’a is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its incredible buildings, all of which were built before the 11th century!
- The official language of Sana’a is Arabic.
- Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years!
- Yemeni Rial is the official currency here.
- It is said that Shem, the son of Noah, built Sana’a following the floods!
- Yemen welcomed 990,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Sana’a for its amazing food, beautiful hammams and rich culture.