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Sanaa Governorate

Governorate of Yemen / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sanaa (Arabic: صَنْعَاء Ṣanʿāʾ), also spelled San'a' or Sana, 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]

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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]
Coordinates:
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)
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