Tawahi (Aden)

Tawahi (Arabic: مديرية التواهي) is a city district in the city of Aden, located in the Aden Governorate in Yemen.

Tawahi District
مديرية التواهي
Country Yemen
GovernorateAden Governorate
 • Total52,984
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

Etymology & HistoryEdit

The name Al-Tawahi is derived from the anglicized local Adeni dialect pronunciation of the word suburbs (Arabic: الضواحي), the Tawahi district became known as "Steamer Point" during Aden's time as a British colony. It was urbanized by the British and planned as a modern port and was part of Aden Settlement.[1]


Its population in 2004 was about 52,984.

Notable peopleEdit

Coordinates: 12°47′N 44°59′E / 12.783°N 44.983°E / 12.783; 44.983


  1. ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Arabia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 68.

Muhammad Abd al wali in Sana, ville ouverte mentions the city district.