Al Hajjarah

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Al Hajjarah
Hajarah, Haraz Mountains, Yemen (4324651179).jpg
Al Hajjarah is located in Yemen
Al Hajjarah
Al Hajjarah
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 15°4′3″N 43°43′2″E / 15.06750°N 43.71722°E / 15.06750; 43.71722Coordinates: 15°4′3″N 43°43′2″E / 15.06750°N 43.71722°E / 15.06750; 43.71722
Country  Yemen
Governorate Sana'a
District Manakhah
Elevation[1] 6,096 ft (1,858 m)
Population [2]
 • Total 2,500
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Al Hajjarah sometimes spelled Al Hajarah or Al Hajjara, is a village in Yemen. It is located in the Manakhah District of the Sana'a Governorate, in the Haraz Mountains. It is a former market town, lying along the Sana'a-Al-Hudayda road, and today is used as a base camp by trekkers.[3]

Al Hajjarah is built upon a precipice and is famous for its towering houses which are built onto the cliff faces.[4][5] Its citadel was founded in the 12th century by the Sulaihids, and became an important fortification during the Ottoman occupation of Yemen, given the strategic importance of the location.[3][4] Al Hajjarah is known to be a producer of pepper.[6]

Al Hajjarah contains the former residence of Imam Yahya Muhammad,[7] a signatory to the Italo-Yemeni Treaty of 1926.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "geonames". 
  2. ^ Yann Le Razer et al. (2007). Yémen (in French). Petit Futé. p. 140. ISBN 978-2-7469-1976-1. 
  3. ^ a b Hämäläinen, Pertti (1999). Yemen. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 142. ISBN 978-0-86442-603-1. 
  4. ^ a b Schulte-Peevers, Andrea; Shearer, Iain (2010). Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula. Lonely Planet. p. 462. ISBN 978-1-74179-145-7. 
  5. ^ "Hidden Gems of Yemen". Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Yemen Update: Bulletin of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies. The Institute. 2004. p. 2. 
  7. ^ "Secret Cities of Yemen". Retrieved 31 August 2011.