Sanaa Governorate

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Sanaa or Sanaʽa (Arabic: صَنْعَاءṢanʿāʾ) is a governorate of Yemen. Its capital is Sanaa, which is also the national capital. However, the city of Sanaa is not part of the governorate but instead forms the separate governorate of Amanat Al-Asemah. The Governorate covers an area of 13,850 km2 (5,350 sq mi). As of 2004, the population was 2,918,379 inhabitants. Within this place is Jabal An-Nabi Shu'ayb or Jabal Hadhur,[3][4][5] the highest mountain in the nation and the Arabian Peninsula.[6][7]

Sanaa

صَنْعَاء
Governorate
Jabal Nuqm or Jabal Nuqum in the area of Sanaa. Local legend has it that after the death of Noah, his son Shem built the city at the base of this mountain.[1]
Jabal Nuqm or Jabal Nuqum in the area of Sanaa. Local legend has it that after the death of Noah, his son Shem built the city at the base of this mountain.[1]
Sana'a in Yemen.svg
Coordinates: Coordinates: 15°21′N 44°12′E / 15.350°N 44.200°E / 15.350; 44.200
CountryYemen
SeatSanaa
Government
 • GovernorAbdul Qawi Sharif (pro-Hadi Government)
Area
 • Total15,052 km2 (5,812 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total2,409,000
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)

DistrictsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McLaughlin, Daniel (2008). "3: Sana'a". Yemen. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-8416-2212-5.
  2. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b c زبارة, محمد بن محمد بن يحيى اليمني/الصنعاني (1998-01-01). نيل الوطر من تراجم رجال اليمن في القرن الثالث عشر 1-2 ج1 (in Arabic). Dar Al Kotob Al Ilmiyah (دار الكتب العلمية). ISBN 978-2-7451-2623-8.
  4. ^ a b c Gazetteer of Arabia. II [1044] (81/688). Qatar Digital Library. 1917. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  5. ^ a b c d "Jabal an-Nabī Shu'ayb, Bani Matar, Sanaa, Yemen". Mindat.org. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  6. ^ a b Robert D. Burrowes (2010). Historical Dictionary of Yemen. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 5–340. ISBN 978-0-8108-5528-1.
  7. ^ a b McLaughlin, Daniel (2008). "1: Background". Yemen. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-8416-2212-5.