Al Bayda Governorate

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Al-Bayda' Governorate

مُحَافَظَة ٱلْبَيْضَاء
Al-Khadra, Al-A'rsh District, Rada', Al-Bayda'
Al-Khadra, Al-A'rsh District, Rada', Al-Bayda'
Al Bayda' in Yemen.svg
SeatAl Bayda, Yemen
 • GovernorNaser al Hadr al Swaydi
 • Total11,193 km2 (4,322 sq mi)
 • Total895,000
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)

Al Bayda Governorate (Arabic: مُحَافَظَة ٱلْبَيْضَاءMuḥāfaẓat Al-Bayḍāʾ), also spelt Al-Baidhah or Beida, is one of the governorates (muhafazat) of Yemen. It is located near the centre of the country, around the town of Al Bayda. Its population, according to the 2004 Yemeni census, was 571,778.[1]


Name Term began Term ended Notes
Nayef al-Qaysi Unknown 23 July 2017 Was sacked due to alleged ties with Al-Qaeda[2]
Salah al-Rassass 23 July 2017 Before 16 July 2019 Nayef al-Qaysi's replacement[2]
Naser al Hadr al Swaydi Before 16 July 2019 Was the governor of Al Bayda on 16 July 2019.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Yemen's President Sacks Governor Accused of Ties to al-Qaida". Voice of America. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  3. ^ "Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 17, 2019". Critical Threats. Retrieved 2019-09-09.