Mawza District

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Mawza District

 • Total119,818
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

Mawza District is a district of the Taiz Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 119,818 inhabitants.[1]


Mawza'a was the regional capital of Mofar in ancient Yemen, the king of Mawza African trading colony was mentioned in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

Jewish Exile[edit]

During the rise of the expansion of the Zaydi state when Mawza was part of the kingdom, most of the Yemenite Jews were expelled to Mawza' (1679-1680) in what became known by Yemenite Jews as the Mawza Exile

Mocha Port[edit]

During the Mawza Exile, Mocha 12 miles west of Mawza was the main port of the Zaydi imamate & Muza lost its status as the regional port of Mofar.


  1. ^ "Districts of Yemen". Statoids. Retrieved October 21, 2010.

Coordinates: 13°22′41″N 43°36′52″E / 13.3781°N 43.6144°E / 13.3781; 43.6144