Qishn

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Qishn
Qishn is located in Yemen
Qishn
Qishn
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 15°25′22″N 51°40′53″E / 15.42278°N 51.68139°E / 15.42278; 51.68139
Country  Yemen
Governorate Al Mahrah Governorate
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Qishn (Arabic: قشن‎) is a coastal town in Al Mahrah Governorate, southern Yemen. It is located at around 15°25′22″N 51°40′53″E / 15.42278°N 51.68139°E / 15.42278; 51.68139Coordinates: 15°25′22″N 51°40′53″E / 15.42278°N 51.68139°E / 15.42278; 51.68139. Its population is estimated at more than 80000. It has a landing strip, which is currently not in use.

Historically, Qishn was a port from which incense was exported. The traveller and explorer Freya Stark notes that, "...from Qishn, 200 to 250 tons (of incense, annually). The best of it comes from Saudah, Hadhbarm and Mirbãt, and the worst from Qishn."[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Stark, Freya, The Southern Gates of Arabia, J. Murray, London, 1936, Chapter 1