Governorates of Yemen

Yemen is divided into twenty-one governorates (muhafazah) and one municipality (amanah):

Governorates of Yemen
محافظات اليمن
  • Also known as:
  • Muhafazah
'Adan Governorate'Amran GovernorateAbyan GovernorateAd Dali GovernorateAl Bayda' GovernorateAl Hudaydah GovernorateAl Jawf GovernorateAl Mahrah GovernorateAl Mahwit GovernorateSana'aSana'aDhamar GovernorateHadramaut GovernorateHajjah GovernorateIbb GovernorateLahij GovernorateMa'rib GovernorateRaymah GovernorateSa'dah GovernorateSana'a GovernorateShabwah GovernorateTa'izz GovernorateA clickable map of Yemen exhibiting its 21 governorates.
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CategoryUnitary state
LocationRepublic of Yemen
Number21 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
Subdivisions
Name in
English
Name in
Arabic
Capital Area
(km2)[1]
Population
(2013)[2]
Population
Density
Key Zone Region
Abyan أبين Zinjibar 21,939 658,824 30.0 3 Aden South
Aden عدن Aden 1,114 1,087,653 976.3 1 Aden South
Al Bayda البيضاء Al Bayda 11,193 835,683 74.6 5 Sheba North
Al Hudaydah الحديدة Al Hudaydah 17,509 3,774,914 215.5 6 Tahamah North
Al Jawf الجوف Al Hazm 30,620 663,147 21.6 7 Sheba North
Al Mahrah المهرة Al Ghaydah 122,500 400,000 3.2 8 Hadramaut South
Al Mahwit المحويت Al Mahwit 2,858 732,360 256.2 9 Tahamah North
Amanat Al Asimaha أمانة العاصمة Sana'a 126 1,174,767 9,323.5 10 Sanaa North
'Amran عمران 'Amran 9,587 1,123,651 117.2 2 Azal North
Dhale الضالع Dhale 4,786 602,613 125.9 4 Aden South
Dhamar ذمار Dhamar 10,495 1,697,067 161.7 11 Azal North
Hadramaut حضرموت Mukalla 191,737 1,329,085 6.9 12 Hadramaut South
Hajjah حجة Hajjah 10,141 1,887,213 186.0 13 Tahamah North
Ibb إب Ibb 6,484 3,911,070 603.1 14 Al Janad North
Lahij لحج Lahij 15,210 926,291 60.5 15 Aden South
Ma'rib مأرب Ma'rib 20,023 504,696 25.2 16 Sheba North
Raymah ريمة Al Jabin 3,442 502,505 145.9 17 Tahamah North
Sa'dah صعدة Sa'dah 15,022 987,663 65.7 18 Azal North
Sana'a صنعاء Sana'a 15,052 2,279,665 151.4 19 Azal North
Shabwah شبوة Ataq 47,728 651,509 13.6 20 Hadramaut South
Socotrab محافظة أرخبيل سقطرى Hadibu 2,359 60,000 40.9 22 Hadramaut South
Taiz تعز Taiz 12,605 4,554,443 361.3 21 Al Janad North
Yemen اليَمَن Sana'a 528,076 30,109,225 57.0 TOTAL

Notes:
a - Also known as Sanaa City
b - Socatra Governorate was 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. South Yemen consisted of modern Aden, Abyan, Al Mahrah, Dhale, Hadramaut, Socotra, Lahij, and Shabwah Governorates, while the rest made up North Yemen. For more information, see Historic Governorates of Yemen.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ctv.ca Yemen, divisions
  2. ^ a b Central Statistical Organisation of Yemen. Statistic Yearbook 2013 of Yemen [1] Archived 12 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. 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.