Al Bayda Governorate (Arabic: مُحَافَظَة ٱلْبَيْضَاء Muḥāfaẓat Al-Bayḍāʾ), also spelt Al-Baidhah or Beida, is one of the governorates (muhafazat) of Yemen. It is located near the centre of the country, around the town of Al Bayda. Its population, according to the 2004 Yemeni census, was 571,778.
|Seat||Al Bayda, Yemen|
|• Governor||Naser al Hadr al Swaydi|
|• Total||11,193 km2 (4,322 sq mi)|
|• Density||80/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Name||Term began||Term ended||Notes|
|Nayef al-Qaysi||Unknown||23 July 2017||Was sacked due to alleged ties with Al-Qaeda|
|Salah al-Rassass||23 July 2017||Before 16 July 2019||Nayef al-Qaysi's replacement|
|Naser al Hadr al Swaydi||Before 16 July 2019||Was the governor of Al Bayda on 16 July 2019.|
Al Bayda Governorate is divided into the following 20 districts. These districts are further divided into sub-districts, and then further subdivided into villages:
- Al A'rsh District
- Al Bayda District
- Al Bayda City District
- Al Malagim District
- Al Quraishyah District
- Ar Ryashyyah District
- As Sawadiyah District
- As Sawma'ah District
- Ash Sharyah District
- At Taffah District
- Az Zahir District
- Dhi Na'im District
- Maswarah District
- Mukayras District
- Na'man District
- Nati' District
- Rada'a District
- Radman Al Awad District
- Sabah District
- Wald Rabi' District
- "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- "Yemen's President Sacks Governor Accused of Ties to al-Qaida". Voice of America. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
- "Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 17, 2019". Critical Threats. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
- "Governorates of Yemen". Statoids.