Yemen cities

Sana'a

Sana‘a lies in the heart of Yemeni highlands on a plateau at an altitude of 2,200 m (7,220 ft) surrounded by several mountains, notably Jabal Nuqum and Aiban. It has a cool and dry climate and in the winter time light frost is possible. Extreme recorded temperatures are −3 C (27 F) and 34.4 C (93.9 F). The city enjoys a fair weather during the months of April to October. Afternoon thunderstorms are common which brings much of Sana'a's annual rainfall. The city is around 370 km (230 mi) north of Aden, the economical and financial centre of Yemen.

 

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Aden

is a city in Yemen, 170 kilometers east of Bab-el-Mandeb.

Aden's ancient, natural harbour lies in the crater of an extinct volcano which now forms a peninsula, joined to the mainland by a low isthmus. This harbour, Front Bay, was first used by the ancient Kingdom of Awsan between the 5th and 7th centuries BC. The modern harbour is on the other side of the peninsula. Aden now has a population of about 800,000 people

 

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Taiz

Ta'izz or Taiz is a city in the Yemen Highlands near the famous Mocha port on the Red Sea, lying at an elevation of about 1,400 metres above sea level, with 460,000 inhabitants (2003 estimate). It is the capital of Ta'izz Governorate. It also contains ancient Jewish Sharab.

Ta'izz has a dramatic setting where the roads run up and down the mountain sides. Above the city rises the 3,006 metre high Sabir mountain.

The city has many old and beautiful quarters, with houses that are typically built with brown bricks, and mosques are usually white. Most famous among the mosques are the Ashrafiya, the Muctabiya and the Mudhaffar. Also memorable are the old citadel and the governor's palace that rests on top of a mountain spur 450 metres above the city centre.

 

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Hodeidah

Al Hudaydah (also written as Hodeidah) is the fourth largest city in Yemen with a population 400,000 people, and the centre of Al Hudaydah Governorate. The city is also known as Hodeida.

Situated on the Red Sea, it is an important port, exporting coffee, cotton, dates, and hides. It was developed as a seaport in the mid-19th century by the Ottoman Turks.

In 1914 during the First World War German troops led by Major Freiherr Othmar von Stotzingen established a wireless station at Al Hudaydah which was used during the Arab Revolt to relay communications from Istanbul to German East Africa as well as broadcast propaganda to the Sudan, Somaliland and Abyssinia[1].

 

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Al Mukalla

is the capital city of the Hadramaut coastal region in the southern part of Yemen on the Gulf of Aden. It is located 480 km (300 mi) east of Aden and is the most important port in the Governorate of Hadramaut (the largest governorate in Yemen). Historically, Al Mukalla was a principal trading post between India and Africa.

It was the capital of the Quaiti State of Hadramaut until 1967 when it became a part of South Yemen. The Quaiti State was part of the Eastern Aden Protectorate until that merger. A British Resident Advisor was stationed at Al Mukalla.

 

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Socotra

Socotra or Soqotra is a small archipelago of four islands and islets in the Indian Ocean off the coast of the Horn of Africa some 190 nautical miles (220 mi/350 km) south of the Arabian peninsula. It is a part of the 'Adan Governorate of the Republic of Yemen.
Socotra is one of the most isolated landforms on Earth of continental origin (i.e., not of volcanic origin). The archipelago was once part of the supercontinent of Gondwana and detached during the Middle Pliocene (ca 6 million years ago), in the same set of rifting events that opened the Gulf of Aden to its northwest.

The archipelago consists of the main island of Socotra (3,625 km or 1,400 sq mi), three smaller islands known collectively as "the Brothers" — Abd al Kuri, Samhah, Darsa — and other uninhabitable rock outcrops.
 

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Say'un

Say'un (also written as Saywun or Seiyun) is a town in the Hadhramaut region of Yemen. Postage stamps from the former Aden Protectorate sultanate of Kathiri (Aden-Kathiri) are sometimes inscribed "Kathiri State of Seiyun."

Narrowly, Hadhramaut refers to the historical Qu'aiti and Kathiri sultanates, which were British protectorates in the Aden Protectorate overseen by the British Resident at Aden until their abolition upon the independence of South Yemen in 1967. The current governorate of Hadhramaut roughly incorporates the former territory of the two sultanates. It consists of a narrow, arid coastal plain bounded by the steep escarpment of a broad plateau (averaging 1,370 m [4,500 feet]), with a very sparse network of deeply sunk wadis (seasonal watercourses). The undefined northern edge of Hadhramaut slopes down to the desert Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia.
 

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