Governorates of Yemen


Yemen is divided into twenty-one governorates (muhafazah) and one municipality (amanah):

Name in EnglishName in ArabicCapitalArea
(km2)[1]
Population
(2013)[2]
Population

Density

Key
Abyanأبين Zinjibar21,939658,824 30.03
Adenعدن Aden1,1141,087,653 976.31
Al Baydaالبيضاء Al Bayda11,193835,683 74.65
Al Hudaydahالحديدة Al Hudaydah17,5093,774,914 215.56
Al Jawfالجوف Al Hazm30,620663,147 21.67
Al Mahrahالمهرة Al Ghaydah122,500400,000 3.28
Al Mahwitالمحويت Al Mahwit2,858732,360 256.29
Amanat Al Asimah (Sanaa City)أمانة العاصمة Sana'a1261,174,767 9,323.510
'Amranعمران 'Amran9,5871,123,651 117.22
Dhaleالضالع Dhale4,786602,613 125.94
Dhamarذمار Dhamar10,4951,697,067 161.711
Hadramautحضرموت Mukalla191,7371,329,085 6.912
Hajjahحجة Hajjah10,1411,887,213 186.013
Ibbإب Ibb6,4843,911,070 603.114
Lahijلحج Lahij15,210926,291 60.515
Ma'ribمأرب Ma'rib20,023504,696 25.216
Raymahريمة Al Jabin3,442502,505 145.917
Sa'dahصعدة Sa'dah15,022987,663 65.718
Sana'aصنعاء Sana'a15,0522,279,665 151.419
Shabwahشبوة Ataq47,728651,509 13.620
Socotraمحافظة أرخبيل سقطرى Hadibu2,35960,000 40.922
Taizتعز Taiz12,6054,554,443 361.321
Yemenاليَمَن Sana'a528,07630,109,225 57.0TOTAL
Governorates of Yemen
محافظات اليمن
  • Also known as:
  • Muhafazah
A clickable map of Yemen exhibiting its 21 governorates.
CategoryUnitary state
LocationRepublic of Yemen
Number21 governorates, 1 municipality
Populations(Governorates only): 44,120 (Socotra) – 4,554,443 (Taiz)
Areas(Governorates only): 130 km2 (49 sq mi) (Sana'a) – 99,000 km2 (38,300 sq mi) (Hadhramaut)
Government
Subdivisions

1) Socatra Governorate created in December 2013 from parts of Hadramaut, data included there

The governorates are subdivided into 333 districts (muderiah), which are subdivided into 1,996 sub-districts, and then into 40,793 villages and 88,817 sub villages (as of 2013).[2]

Before 1990, Yemen existed as two separate entities. South Yemen consisted of modern Aden, Abyan, Al Mahrah, Dhale, Hadramaut, Socotra, Lahij, and Shabwah Governorates, while the rest made up North Yemen For more information, see Historic Governorates of Yemen.

See also


References


  1. ctv.ca Yemen, divisions
  2. Central Statistical Organisation of Yemen.Statistic Yearbook 2013 of Yemen Archived 12 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. The fields in the population.xls file are decimals (though they appear as whole numbers). To get the figures in the table, they were multiplied by 1000. Accessed 13 January 2016.