Governorates of Yemen

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Yemen is divided into twentyone governorates (muhafazah) and one municipality (amanah [أمانة]):

'Adan Governorate 'Amran Governorate Abyan Governorate Ad Dali Governorate Al Bayda' Governorate Al Hudaydah Governorate Al Jawf Governorate Al Mahrah Governorate Al Mahwit Governorate Sanaa Sanaa Dhamar Governorate Hadramaut Governorate Hajjah Governorate Ibb Governorate Lahij Governorate Ma'rib Governorate Raymah Governorate Sa'dah Governorate Sana'a Governorate Shabwah Governorate Ta'izz GovernorateA clickable map of Yemen exhibiting its 21 governorates.
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Division Arabic Capital City Area [1]
km²
Pop
(2012) [2]
Key
Former North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic), until 1990
'Amran عمران 'Amran 9,587 967,634 2
Ad Dali' الضالع Ad Dali' 4,786 597,936 4
Al Bayda' البيضاء Al Bayda' 11,193 660,105 5
Al Hudaydah الحديدة Al Hudaydah 17,509 2,687,674 6
Al Jawf الجوف Al Jawf 30,620 534,408 7
Al Mahwit المحويت Al Mahwit 2,858 599,340 9
Amanat Al Asimah أمانة العاصمة San'a' 126 2,575,347 10
Dhamar ذمار Dhamar 9,495 1,645,436 11
Hajjah حجة Hajjah 10,141 1,811,394 13
Ibb إب Ibb 6,484 2,505,816 14
Ma'rib مأرب Ma'rib 20,023 291,403 16
Raymah ريمة Raymah 2,442 483,196 17
Sa'dah صعدة Sa'dah 15,022 887,482 18
Sana'a صنعاء San'a' 15,052 1,042,468 19
Soqatra أرخبيل سقطرى Hadibu
Ta'izz تعز Ta'izz 12,605 2,817,696 21
Former South Yemen (People's Democratic Republic of Yemen), until 1990
'Adan عدن Aden 1,114 589,419 1
Abyan أبين Zinjibar 21,939 764,342 3
Al Mahrah المهرة Al Ghaydah 82,405 122,453 8
Hadramaut حضرموت Al Mukalla 191,737 1,263,754 12
Lahij لحج Lahij 15,210 865,791 15
Shabwah شبوة Ataq 47,728 546,467 20
Yemen اليَمَن San'a' 528,076 24,259,561 TOTAL

The governorates are subdivided into 333 districts (muderiah), which are subdivided into 2,210 sub-districts, and then into 38,284 villages (as of 2001).

Before 1990, Yemen existed as two separate entities. For more information, see Historic Governorates of Yemen.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.world-gazetteer.com, Yemen, divisions
  2. ^ Central Statistical Organisation of Yemen. General Population Housing and Establishment Census 2012 Final Results [1], Statistic Yearbook 2005 of Yemen [2]