Al Jawf Governorate

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Al Jawf
Al Jawf in Yemen.svg
Country  Yemen
Seat Al Hazm
Occupation Houthis (Ansar Allah)
 • Total 30,620 km2 (11,820 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 532,000
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)

Al Jawf (Arabic: الجوف‎‎ Al Ǧauf) is a governorate of Yemen. Its capital is Al Hazm.

Since mid-2011, majority of the Governorate is under control of the militant Shi'a Islamist group known as the Houthis.[2][3][4]



  1. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ White, Elena (12 May 2012). "New war with al-Houthis is looming". Yemen Observer. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Internal displacement continues amid multiple crises". IDMC. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Almasmari, Hakim (27 December 2011). "Medics: Militants raid Yemen town, killing dozens". CNN. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

Coordinates: 16°47′N 45°31′E / 16.783°N 45.517°E / 16.783; 45.517