Governorates of Yemen

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Governorates of Yemen
محافظات اليمن
Also known as:
Muhafazah
'Adan Governorate'Amran GovernorateAbyan GovernorateAd Dali GovernorateAl Bayda' GovernorateAl Hudaydah GovernorateAl Jawf GovernorateAl Mahrah GovernorateAl Mahwit GovernorateSana'aSana'aDhamar GovernorateHadramaut GovernorateHajjah GovernorateIbb GovernorateLahij GovernorateMa'rib GovernorateRaymah GovernorateSa'dah GovernorateSana'a GovernorateShabwah GovernorateTa'izz GovernorateA clickable map of Yemen exhibiting its 21 governorates.
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CategoryUnitary state
LocationRepublic of Yemen
Number21 governorates, 1 municipality
Populations(Governorates only): 44,120 (Socotra) – 4,554,443 (Taiz)
Areas(Governorates only): 130 km2 (49 sq mi) (Sana'a) – 99,000 km2 (38,300 sq mi) (Hadhramaut)
GovernmentGovernorate government, National government
SubdivisionsDistrict
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Judiciary

Yemen is divided into twenty-one governorates (muhafazah) and one municipality (amanah [أمانة]):

Division Arabic Capital city Area [1]
(km2)
Pop
(2013) [2]
Pop

Density

Key
Former Yemen Arab Republic (Yemen Arab Republic), until 1990
'Amran عمران 'Amran 9,587 1,123,651 117.2 2
Al Bayda البيضاء Al Bayda 11,193 835,683 74.6 5
Al Hudaydah الحديدة Al Hudaydah 17,509 3,774,914 215.5 6
Al Jawf الجوف Al Hazm 30,620 663,147 21.6 7
Al Mahwit المحويت Al Mahwit 2,858 732,360 256.2 9
Amanat Al Asimah أمانة العاصمة Sana'a 126 1,174,767 9,323.5 10
Dhamar ذمار Dhamar 10,495 1,697,067 161.7 11
Hajjah حجة Hajjah 10,141 1,887,213 186.0 13
Ibb إب Ibb 6,484 3,911,070 603.1 14
Ma'rib مأرب Ma'rib 20,023 504,696 25.2 16
Raymah ريمة Raymah 3,442 502,505 145.9 17
Sa'dah صعدة Sa'dah 15,022 987,663 65.7 18
Sana'a صنعاء Sana'a 15,052 2,279,665 151.4 19
Taiz تعز Taiz 12,605 4,554,443 361.3 21
Former South Yemen (People's Democratic Republic of Yemen), until 1990
Aden عدن Aden 1,114 1,087,653 976.3 1
Abyan أبين Zinjibar 21,939 658,824 30.0 3
Al Mahrah المهرة Al Ghaydah 122,500 400,000 3.2 8
Dhale الضالع Dhale 4,786 602,613 125.9 4
Hadramaut حضرموت Mukalla 191,737 1,329,085 6.9 12
Socotra محافظة أرخبيل سقطرى Hadibu 2,359 60,000 40.9 22
Lahij لحج Lahij 15,210 926,291 60.5 15
Shabwah شبوة Ataq 47,728 651,509 13.6 20
Yemen اليَمَن Sana'a 528,076 30,109,225 57.0 TOTAL

1) Socatra Governorate created in December 2013 from parts of Hadramaut, data included there

The governorates are subdivided into 333 districts (muderiah), which are subdivided into 1,996 sub-districts, and then into 40,793 villages and 88,817 sub villages (as of 2013).[2]

Before 1990, Yemen existed as two separate entities. For more information, see Historic Governorates of Yemen.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.world-gazetteer.com, Yemen, divisions
  2. ^ a b Central Statistical Organisation of Yemen.Statistic Yearbook 2013 of Yemen [1] Archived 12 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. The fields in the population.xls file are decimals (though they appear as whole numbers). To get the figures in the table, they were multiplied by 1000. Accessed 13 January 2016.