Shabwah Governorate

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Shabwah
شبوة
Governorate
Shabwah in Yemen.svg
Country Yemen
Seat Ataq
Area
 • Total 47,728 km2 (18,428 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 568,000
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)

Shabwah (Arabic: شبوةŠabwa) 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.[2]

Districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Anti-Houthi fighters take Shabwa in southern Yemen advance". Reuters. MSN News. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 


Coordinates: 14°33′N 46°50′E / 14.550°N 46.833°E / 14.550; 46.833