Hajjah

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Hajjah
Hajjah 01.jpg
Hajjah is located in Yemen
Hajjah
Hajjah
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 15°41′42″N 43°35′51″E / 15.69500°N 43.59750°E / 15.69500; 43.59750
Country Yemen
GovernorateHajjah
Population
 • Total53,887
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

Hajjah (Arabic: حجة‎) is the capital city of Hajjah Governorate in north-western Yemen. It is located 127 kilometres northwest of Sana'a, at an elevation of about 1800 metres.[1] As of 2003, the Hajjah City District had a population of 53,887 inhabitants.[2]

Etymology[edit]

According to Arab traditions, the name Hajjah came from Hajjah Ibn Aslam Ibn Ali Ibn Hashid. Some traditions say that Hajjah was also called Hajour, all the tribes in Hajjah are branches from Hajour tribe.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hajjah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24.0
(75.2)
26.0
(78.8)
26.9
(80.4)
27.1
(80.8)
28.6
(83.5)
30.7
(87.3)
29.5
(85.1)
29.0
(84.2)
28.2
(82.8)
25.3
(77.5)
23.3
(73.9)
22.9
(73.2)
26.8
(80.2)
Average low °C (°F) 7.6
(45.7)
8.5
(47.3)
11.1
(52.0)
12.7
(54.9)
14.6
(58.3)
15.3
(59.5)
17.0
(62.6)
16.9
(62.4)
14.5
(58.1)
11.8
(53.2)
9.4
(48.9)
8.2
(46.8)
12.3
(54.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
22
(0.9)
39
(1.5)
24
(0.9)
4
(0.2)
34
(1.3)
54
(2.1)
12
(0.5)
4
(0.2)
8
(0.3)
7
(0.3)
223
(8.8)
Source: Climate-data.org

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hajjah Governorate". Yemen National Information Centre. Archived from the original on August 28, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "Districts of Yemen". Statoids. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
Hajjah fortress