Lahij Governorate

Lahij (Arabic: لحج Laḥǧ) is a governorate of Yemen. It was previously part of South Yemen before Yemen's unification in 1990.

Lahij
لحج
Governorate
Lahij in Yemen.svg
CountryRepublic of Yemen
SeatLahij
Government
 • GovernorAhmed Abdallah al-Turki[1] (Southern Transitional Council)
Area
 • Total15,210 km2 (5,870 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total975,000
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)

In 2015, the Governorate was subject to the Lahij insurgency, which was part of the Yemeni Civil War.

GeographyEdit

Adjacent governoratesEdit

DistrictsEdit

Lahij Governorate is divided into the following 15 districts. These districts are further divided into sub-districts, and then further subdivided into villages:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yemeni president appoints five new ministers in cabinet reshuffle". 24 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

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Coordinates: 13°03′N 44°53′E / 13.050°N 44.883°E / 13.050; 44.883