Al Jawf Governorate

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Al Jawf (Arabic: الجوف Al-Jawf) is a governorate of Yemen. Its capital is Al Hazm.

Al Jawf
محافظات الجوف
Al Jawf in Yemen.svg
Country Yemen
SeatAl Hazm
 • Total30,620 km2 (11,820 sq mi)
 • Total772,645
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)

Al Jawf Governorate borders 'Amran Governorate to the west, Sanaa Governorate to the southwest, Ma'rib Governorate to the south, Hadhramaut Governorate to the east, Saudi Arabia to the northeast, and Saada Governorate to the north.

Since mid-2011, the majority of the governorate has been under the control of the Houthis.[2][3][4]

As of April 2020, Houthi forces control all of the 12 districts of the Al-jawf province and 95% of the governorate after the 2020 offensive except for Khabb wa ash Sha'af.[5]

On 15 July 2020, a Saudi Arabian airstrike in Al Hazm District in Al-Jawf Governorate killed seven Yemeni civilians.[6]

On 17 August 2020, a Houthi missile attack killed 11 government troops, including a senior officer.[7]


Al Jawf Governorate is divided into the following 12 districts. These districts are further divided into sub-districts, and then further subdivided into villages:


  1. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ White, Elena (12 May 2012). "New war with al-Houthis is looming". Yemen Observer. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Internal displacement continues amid multiple crises". IDMC. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  4. ^ Almasmari, Hakim (27 December 2011). "Medics: Militants raid Yemen town, killing dozens". CNN. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Audience Question: Did Ansar Allah Liberated 95% of al-Jawf?". 1 May 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Air strikes kill civilians in Yemen's al-Jawf province, residents say". 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  7. ^ "11 Yemen soldiers killed in clashes and rebel attack".

Coordinates: 16°47′N 45°31′E / 16.783°N 45.517°E / 16.783; 45.517