Shabwah Governorate

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المحافيظت شَبْوَة
Shabwah in Yemen.svg
CountryRepublic of Yemen
 • GovernorMohammed Saleh bin Adeow [1][2]
 • Total47,728 km2 (18,428 sq mi)
 • Total668,000
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)

Shabwah (Arabic: شَبْوَة, romanizedŠabwa) is a governorate (province) of Yemen. Its main town is Ataq.

During the Yemeni Civil War in 2015, the province became a battleground. The battle, known as the Shabwah Campaign, ended on August 15, 2015, after forces loyal to the government of Abd Rabbah Mansour Hadi defeated Houthi rebels.[4]


Shabwah Governorate is divided into the following 17 districts. These districts are further divided into sub-districts, and then further subdivided into villages:


  1. ^ "بن عديو يؤدي اليمين الدستورية بمناسبة تعيينه محافظاً لمحافظة شبوة". Feb 5, 2019. Retrieved Aug 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Shabwah Governor: Saudi Arabia Helped in Preserving State Institutions". Asharq AL-awsat. Retrieved Aug 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Anti-Houthi fighters take Shabwa in southern Yemen advance". Reuters. MSN News. 15 August 2015. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2015.