Governorates of Yemen

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Governorates of Yemen
محافظات اليمن
Also known as:
Muhafazah
'Adan Governorate 'Amran Governorate Abyan Governorate Ad Dali Governorate Al Bayda' Governorate Al Hudaydah Governorate Al Jawf Governorate Al Mahrah Governorate Al Mahwit Governorate Sana'a Sana'a Dhamar Governorate Hadramaut Governorate Hajjah Governorate Ibb Governorate Lahij Governorate Ma'rib Governorate Raymah Governorate Sa'dah Governorate Sana'a Governorate Shabwah Governorate Ta'izz GovernorateA clickable map of Yemen exhibiting its 21 governorates.
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Category Unitary state
Location Republic of Yemen
Number 21 governorates
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)
Government Governorate government, National government
Subdivisions District
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Yemen is divided into twenty-one governorates (muhafazah) and one municipality (amanah [أمانة]):

Division Arabic Capital city Area [1]
(km2)
Pop
(2013) [2]
Key
Former North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic), until 1990
'Amran عمران 'Amran 9,587 1,123,651 2
Al Bayda البيضاء Al Bayda 31,193 835,683 5
Al Hudaydah الحديدة Al Hudaydah 17,509 3,774,914 6
Al Jawf الجوف Al Hazm 30,620 663,147 7
Al Mahwit المحويت Al Mahwit 2,858 732,360 9
Amanat Al Asimah أمانة العاصمة Sana'a 126 1,174,767 10
Dhamar ذمار Dhamar 10,495 1,697,067 11
Hajjah حجة Hajjah 10,141 1,887,213 13
Ibb إب Ibb 6,484 3,911,070 14
Ma'rib مأرب Ma'rib 20,023 504,696 16
Raymah ريمة Raymah 3,442 502,505 17
Sa'dah صعدة Sa'dah 15,022 987,663 18
Sana'a صنعاء Sana'a 15,052 2,279,665 19
Taiz تعز Taiz 12,605 4,554,443 21
Former South Yemen (People's Democratic Republic of Yemen), until 1990
Aden عدن Aden 1,114 1,087,653 1
Abyan أبين Zinjibar 21,939 658,824 3
Dhale الضالع Dhale 4,786 602,613 4
Al Mahrah المهرة Al Ghaydah 82,405 224,406 8
Hadramaut حضرموت Al Mukalla 191,737 1,329,085 12
Socotra محافظة أرخبيل سقطرى Hadibu ...1) ...1) 22
Lahij لحج Lahij 15,210 926,291 15
Shabwah شبوة Ataq 47,728 651,509 20
Yemen اليَمَن Sana'a 528,076 30,109,225 TOTAL

1) Soqatra 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.world-gazetteer.com, Yemen, divisions
  2. ^ a b Central Statistical Organisation of Yemen.Statistic Yearbook 2013 of Yemen [1]. 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.