Al Bayda, Yemen

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Al Bayda (Arabic: ٱلْبَيْضَاء, romanizedAl-Bayḍāʾ, not to be mixed with Al-Bayda' in Al-Jawf, the ancient Nashaq), also transliterated as Baida,[2] Al-Baidhah or Beida, is a town in the Governorate of Al-Bayda' in Yemen.

Al-Bayda'
ٱلْبَيْضَاء
Town
Al-Bayda' is located in Yemen
Al-Bayda'
Al-Bayda'
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 13°58′35″N 45°34′15″E / 13.97639°N 45.57083°E / 13.97639; 45.57083
Country Yemen
GovernorateAl Bayda Governorate
DistrictAl Bayda
Government
 • GovernorNasser al Khader Abderbo al-Sawadi
Population
 (2011)
 • Total29,853[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

It is located 130 miles (210 kilometres) SE of San'a'. Rada' (Arabic: رَدَاع, romanizedRadāʿ) is the present capital of the Governorate of Al Bayda'.

HistoryEdit

It is the historical capital of the Beda Sultanate from 1636 until 1930.

On 8 October 2014, at least nine people have been killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda militants on security and government buildings in the town, officials say. The official Saba news agency said car bombs were used in the dawn assault which was repelled.[3]

In July 2021, al-Bayda was the site of intense fighting between Yemeni government-backed forces (aided by ally Saudi-Arabia), on the one side, and Houthi fighters, on the other.[4]

PopulationEdit

Its population, according to the 2011 Yemeni census, was 29,853.[1]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Al Bayda'
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.1
(66.4)
20.6
(69.1)
23
(73)
23.1
(73.6)
24.6
(76.3)
26.7
(80.1)
24.4
(75.9)
23.7
(74.7)
23.8
(74.8)
22.1
(71.8)
19.5
(67.1)
19
(66)
22.5
(72.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.1
(50.2)
10.9
(51.6)
14.1
(57.4)
14.8
(58.6)
16.7
(62.1)
17.9
(64.2)
18.2
(64.8)
17.7
(63.9)
16.6
(61.9)
14.7
(58.5)
12.2
(54.0)
11.2
(52.2)
14.6
(58.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
1.3
(34.3)
5.2
(41.4)
6.6
(43.9)
8.8
(47.8)
9.1
(48.4)
12.1
(53.8)
11.7
(53.1)
9.5
(49.1)
7.4
(45.3)
5
(41)
3.4
(38.1)
6.8
(44.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 7
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
19
(0.7)
51
(2.0)
45
(1.8)
15
(0.6)
81
(3.2)
120
(4.7)
35
(1.4)
6
(0.2)
7
(0.3)
3
(0.1)
399
(15.7)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b نبذة تعريفية عن محافظة البيضاء (in Arabic), رئاسة الجمهورية، المركز الوطني للمعلومات
  2. ^ Agence France-Presse (January 30, 2017). "US says female Al-Qaeda combatants killed in Yemen raid". Yahoo News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. The US special forces mounted the raid in the Yakla region of Baida province against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which Washington views as the global terror network's most dangerous branch.
  3. ^ "Nine killed as al-Qaeda attacks south Yemen town". BBC News. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  4. ^ Al-Haj, Ahmed (13 July 2021). "Officials: 320 fighters killed in battle in central Yemen". AP. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Climate: Al Bayda'". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 13°43′N 44°44′E / 13.717°N 44.733°E / 13.717; 44.733