Shaharah

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Shaharah
Village
Shaharah
Shaharah
Shaharah is located in Yemen
Shaharah
Shaharah
Coordinates: 16°11′1″N 43°42′12″E / 16.18361°N 43.70333°E / 16.18361; 43.70333Coordinates: 16°11′1″N 43°42′12″E / 16.18361°N 43.70333°E / 16.18361; 43.70333
Country Yemen
Governorate'Amran
DistrictShaharah
Elevation
2,600 m (8,500 ft)
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

Shahareh or Shehara (Arabic: شهارة‎) is a large mountain village and seat of Shaharah District of the 'Amran Governorate, Yemen. The village "lies at 2600 metres and overlooks mountainous bulging swells to the south and shimmering hot plains to the north."[1] The village, which lies on top a sharp mountain of the same name, Jabal Shaharah,[2] consists of several old stone houses and a cistern. The area is noted for its limestone arch footbridge, constructed in the 17th century by a local lord to connect two villages across a deep gorge.[3][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Walker, Jenny; Butler, Stuart (1 October 2010). Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula. Lonely Planet. p. 464. ISBN 978-1-74179-145-7. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  2. ^ Mackintosh-Smith, Tim (8 December 2011). Yemen. John Murray. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-84854-696-7. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Bridge". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 13 April 2012.

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