Lawdar District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lawdar District
District
Country  Yemen
Governorate Abyan
Capital Lawdar
Population (2003)
 • Total 88,155
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Lawdar District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 88,155 inhabitants.[1]

History[edit]

In October 2010, riots took place in Lawdar. A convoy of military officers had to be sent in from Hadramaut to maintain order. Dozens have been killed within Lawdar District in conflicts between the jihadists and the army.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Yemen". Statoids. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Army mobilizes new forces in Lawdar". Yemen Times. October 11, 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 

Coordinates: 13°53′N 45°52′E / 13.883°N 45.867°E / 13.883; 45.867