Hadhramaut Governorate

Hadhramaut or Hadramawt or Hadramout (Arabic: حضرموتḤaḍramawt) is a governorate of Yemen. Lying within the large historical region of Hadhramaut, it is the country's largest governorate.

Hadramaut in Yemen.svg
CountryRepublic of Yemen
 • GovernorFaraj Salemin al-Bahssani
 • Total191,737 km2 (74,030 sq mi)
 • Total2,255,000
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
The Arabian peninsula in 1914

The capital of Hadhramut is the city of Mukalla. Other cities in Hadhramaut include the historical towns of Shibam, Sena, Seiyun, Tarim, and Ash Shihr. It was badly hit by rainfall during the 2008 Yemen floods, which left thousands homeless and many buildings shattered.

The Socotra Archipelago was transferred from the Adan Governorate to the Hadhramaut Governorate in 2004. It was subsequently separated to form the newly created Soqatra Governorate in December 2013.


Al Hami coastal town

After the creation of separate Socotra Governorate in December 2013, only 28 districts remain in Hadramaut Governorate:

Two districts have formed the new Socotra Governorate since December 2013:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

Coordinates: 16°40′N 49°30′E / 16.667°N 49.500°E / 16.667; 49.500