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For the coaster, see MV Seiyun.
The Sultan Al Kathiri Palace,the most prominent landmark of Seiyun.
The Sultan Al Kathiri Palace,
the most prominent landmark of Seiyun.
Seiyun is located in Yemen
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 15°58′N 48°47′E / 15.967°N 48.783°E / 15.967; 48.783Coordinates: 15°58′N 48°47′E / 15.967°N 48.783°E / 15.967; 48.783
Country  Yemen
Governorate Hadhramaut
Population (2006)
 • Total 75 700
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Say'un — (also transliterated as Saywun or Seiyun; Arabic: سيئون‎‎  Hadhrami pronunciation: [seːˈwuːn], Literary Arabic: [sæjˈʔuːn]) — is a city in the Hadhramaut region, in the Hadhramaut Governorate, of Yemen.


The most prominent landmark in the cityscape and surrounding plain is the tall and large Seiyun Palace of the Sultan of Kathiri, built in 1920s. As of 2006 the city's population was 75,700.

The town is served by Seiyun Airport.


Postage stamps from the former Sultanate of Kathiri (Aden-Kathiri), that was within the British Aden Protectorate (1869 - 1963), were sometimes inscribed "Kathiri State of Seiyun."

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