Governorates of Yemen

Governorates of Yemen
محافظات اليمن
Also known as:
Muhafazah
Category Unitary state
Location Republic of Yemen
Number 21 governorates, 1 municipality
Populations

(Governorates only): 44,120 (Socotra) –

4,554,443 (Taiz)
Areas (Governorates only): 130 km2 (49 sq mi) (Sana'a) – 99,000 km2 (38,300 sq mi) (Hadhramaut)
Government Governorate government, National government
Subdivisions District
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Yemen is divided into twenty-one governorates (muhafazah) and one municipality (amanah [أمانة]):

DivisionArabicCapital cityArea [1]
(km2)
Pop
(2013) [2]
Key
Former North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic), until 1990
'Amranعمران 'Amran9,5871,123,6512
Dhaleالضالع Dhale4,786602,6134
Al Baydaالبيضاء Al Bayda11,193835,6835
Al Hudaydahالحديدة Al Hudaydah17,5093,774,9146
Al Jawfالجوف Al Hazm30,620663,1477
Al Mahwitالمحويت Al Mahwit2,858732,3609
Amanat Al Asimahأمانة العاصمة Sana'a1261,174,76710
Dhamarذمار Dhamar10,4951,697,06711
Hajjahحجة Hajjah10,1411,887,21313
Ibbإب Ibb6,4843,911,07014
Ma'ribمأرب Ma'rib20,023504,69616
Raymahريمة Raymah3,442502,50517
Sa'dahصعدة Sa'dah15,022987,66318
Sana'aصنعاء Sana'a15,0522,279,66519
Taizتعز Taiz12,6054,554,44321
Former South Yemen (People's Democratic Republic of Yemen), until 1990
Adenعدن Aden1,1141,087,6531
Abyanأبين Zinjibar21,939658,8243
Al Mahrahالمهرة Al Ghaydah122,500400,0008
Hadramautحضرموت Mukalla191,7371,329,08512
Socotraمحافظة أرخبيل سقطرى Hadibu...1)...1)22
Lahijلحج Lahij15,210926,29115
Shabwahشبوة Ataq47,728651,50920
Yemenاليَمَن Sana'a528,07630,109,225TOTAL

1) Soqatra Governorate created in December 2013 from parts of Hadramaut, data included there

The governorates are subdivided into 333 districts (muderiah), which are subdivided into 1,996 sub-districts, and then into 40,793 villages and 88,817 sub villages (as of 2013).[2]

Before 1990, Yemen existed as two separate entities. For more information, see Historic Governorates of Yemen.

See also

References

  1. http://www.world-gazetteer.com, Yemen, divisions
  2. 1 2 Central Statistical Organisation of Yemen.Statistic Yearbook 2013 of Yemen . The fields in the population.xls file are decimals (though they appear as whole numbers). To get the figures in the table, they were multiplied by 1000. Accessed 13 January 2016.

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