Darsah

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Darsah
Jasiirada Darsah
Disputed island
Native name: درسة
Darsah ISS006.jpg
Photograph by NASA astronauts
Geography
Coordinates12°07′15″N 53°16′30″E / 12.12083°N 53.27500°E / 12.12083; 53.27500Coordinates: 12°07′15″N 53°16′30″E / 12.12083°N 53.27500°E / 12.12083; 53.27500
ArchipelagoSocotra Archipelago
Area5.412 square km
Length7.12km
Width2.25
Administered by
Yemen
GovernorateSocotra Governorate
Claimed by
Somalia
Demographics
Populationuninhabited

Darsah (Arabic: درسة‎) is an uninhabited island in the Guardafui Channel. It is part of the Socotra Archipelago of Yemen. Darsah and neighboring Samhah (17 km (11 mi) to the west) are collectively known as "Al Akhawain" (Arabic: الأخوين‎) which means "The Brothers". There is a dispute between Yemen and Somalia's government over the island's sovereignty.[1]

Map of the Socotra archipelago; Darsah at lower center

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yemen officials say Emiratis boost forces on Socotra island". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ "SOCOTRA: HOW A STRATEGIC ISLAND BECAME PART OF A GULF POWER STRUGGLE". Jerusalem Post.