Hajjah Governorate

Hajjah (Arabic: حجةḤaǧǧa) is a governorate of Yemen. Bordered by the Red Sea, it has its capital in Hajjah.

Hajjah

حجة
Governorate
Hajjah in Yemen.svg
Country Yemen
SeatHajjah
Occupation Houthis (Ansar Allah)
Area
 • Total10,141 km2 (3,915 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,782,000
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)

EtymologyEdit

According to Arab traditions, the name Hajjah came from Hajjah Ibn Aslam Ibn Ali Ibn Hashid. Some traditions say that Hajjah was also called Hajour, all the tribes in Hajjah are branches from Hajour tribe.[2]

DistrictsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ IslamKotob. معجم البلدان والقبائل اليمنية (in Arabic). IslamKotob. p. 425.

Coordinates: 15°42′N 43°36′E / 15.700°N 43.600°E / 15.700; 43.600