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Map of Abyan district in Yemen

Basic information about Abyan
Abyan (Arabic: أبين ʾAbyan) is a governorate of Yemen. The Abyan region was historically part of the Fadhli Sultanate. It was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army militant group. Its capital is the city of Zinjibar. This governorate is noted for its agriculture, in particular the cultivation of date palms and animal husbandry. On 31 March 2011, Al Bawaba reported that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) had declared Abyan an \Islamic Emirate\ after seizing control of the region. The New York Times reported that those in control, while Islamic militants, are not in fact Al-Qaeda. This takeover was confirmed on May 28. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region, resulting in the Battle of Zinjibar. In addition to Zinjibar, the towns of Jaʿār and Shuqrah were firmly under the control of the Islamists. In early May 2012 the Yemeni Army began a major offensive to wrest control of the province from militants. Government forces captured Zinjibar and Jaar on 12 June after a month of heavy fighting. Militants reportedly retreated towards the town of Shuqrah.
Cities, towns & villages in Abyan
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ZinjibārZinjibar (Arabic: زنجبار‎‎ Zinjibār) is a port and coastal town in south-central Yemen, the capital of Zinjibar District and the Abyan Governorate. It is located next to the Wadi Bana in the Abyan Delta. From 1962 to 1967, it was the administrative capital of the Fadhli Sultanate, although the royal residence remained at the former capital of Shuqrah. At the time of the 2004 census, Zinjibar's population numbered 19,879 inhabitants. The town supports a small seaside resort and fishing industry. Cotton (Gossypium barbadense) grown in the area is brokered in the market. Show Zinjibāron the map
Al KawdAl Kawd is a town in south-western Yemen, near Zinjibar. It is located in the Abyan Governorate and lies on the Gulf of Aden, approximately 40 kilometres by road east of Aden. The Wadi Bana, a major river of Yemen flows into the sea to the east of the town. Show Al Kawdon the map
Bā TaysBates is one of the villages in the Republic of Yemen. Follow the geography of the province of Abyan and administratively to the Directorate Khanfar. With a population of 6222 people, according to census conducted in 2004 Show Bā Tayson the map
ShuqrahShuqrah (Shaqrā’, Shuqrā’, Arabic: شُقرة‎‎) is a coastal town in southern Yemen. It was the capital of the Fadhli Sultanate until the capital moved to Zinjibar in 1962, although the royal residence remained in Shuqrah. Show Shuqrahon the map
AḩwarAhwar (Arabic: أحور‎‎) a town in south-central Yemen. It is located at around 13°31′0″N 46°42′0″E / 13.51667°N 46.70000°E. It is the capital of the Lower Aulaqi. Wadi Ahwar flows into the sea near here. Show Aḩwaron the map
Al KhabrAl Khabr is a village in the Shabwah Governorate of southern Yemen, northeast of Ahwar and south of Ataq. The village is primarily agricultural, being located in a fertile river valley. Show Al Khabron the map
KhanfarKhanfar is a village that is a southern suburb of Jaʿār in the Abyan Governorate of south-western Yemen. It is said to be inhabited by Yafa peoples. Show Khanfaron the map
MūdīyahMudiyah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. It was the historical capital of Dathina state. Show Mūdīyahon the map
Sākin Ahl MahāthīthSakin ahl mahathith is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Sākin Ahl Mahāthīthon the map
Al Makhzan al FawqīAl makhzan al fawqi is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Al Makhzan al Fawqīon the map
Jawf al MaqbābahJawf umm maqbabah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Jawf al Maqbābahon the map
Qaryat Ahl HidrānQaryat ahl hidran is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Qaryat Ahl Hidrānon the map
Kadamat al FayshKadamat al faysh is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Kadamat al Fayshon the map
Sākin Ahl HidrānSakin ahl hidran is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Sākin Ahl Hidrānon the map
Jiblat al WaznahJiblat al waznah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Jiblat al Waznahon the map
Aḩmad ash ShaykhAhmad ash shaykh is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Aḩmad ash Shaykhon the map
Jiblat al FarajJiblat al faraj is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Jiblat al Farajon the map
Sākin Ahl SādahSakin ahl sadah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Sākin Ahl Sādahon the map
Khabt al AslūmKhabt al aslum is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Khabt al Aslūmon the map
Kawrat ḨalīmahKawrat halimah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Kawrat Ḩalīmahon the map
Ahl FashshāshahAhl Fashshash is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Ahl Fashshāshahon the map
Shams ad DīnShams ad din is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Shams ad Dīnon the map
Ash Shaykh SālimShaykh salim is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Ash Shaykh Sālimon the map
Jiblat BadrJiblat badr is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Jiblat Badron the map
Bā ZulayfahBa zulayfah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Bā Zulayfahon the map
Al QashabahAl qashabah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Al Qashabahon the map
Aţ ŢarīyahAt tariyah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Aţ Ţarīyahon the map
Ath ThalibAth Thalib is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Ath Thalibon the map
Ahl FulaysAhl fulays is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Ahl Fulayson the map
Al BāḩiţahAl bahitah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Al Bāḩiţahon the map
Sākin HazmSakin hazm is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Sākin Hazmon the map
ZughaynahZughaynah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Zughaynahon the map
Al MaḩlajAl mahlaj is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Al Maḩlajon the map
Ad DirjājAd Dirjaj is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Ad Dirjājon the map
An NashshAn Nashsh is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show An Nashshon the map
Ar RawwāAr rawwa is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Ar Rawwāon the map
MakrārahMakrarah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Makrārahon the map
Al MaḩallAl mahal is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Al Maḩallon the map
Ad DiyyūAd diyyu is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Ad Diyyūon the map
Al ḨamāmAl hamam is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Al Ḩamāmon the map
ŞubaybahSubaybah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Şubaybahon the map
MaghādiḩMaghadih is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Maghādiḩon the map
SamnAs samn is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Samnon the map
ShubrāmShubram is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Shubrāmon the map
KabarānKabaran is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Kabarānon the map
MaqāşirMaqasir is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Maqāşiron the map
JirshabJirshab is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Jirshabon the map
Al JawlAl Jawl is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Al Jawlon the map
ThirahThirah is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Thirahon the map
SayḩānSayhan is a village in south-western Yemen. It is located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Sayḩānon the map
MisḩālMishal Toh Hai. Show Misḩālon the map
MaqdahMaqdah is a village in south-western Yemen located in the Abyan Governorate. Show Maqdahon the map
Kawkab Show Kawkabon the map
Khubān Show Khubānon the map
‘Amūdīyah Show ‘Amūdīyahon the map
‘Alī Hādī Show ‘Alī Hādīon the map
Al Ma‘ar Show Al Ma‘aron the map
Ja‘ār Show Ja‘āron the map
Awrumah Show Awrumahon the map
Al ‘Alam Show Al ‘Alamon the map
Al Makhzan al Qā‘ī Show Al Makhzan al Qā‘īon the map
Al Ma‘jalah Show Al Ma‘jalahon the map
Abū ‘Āmir Show Abū ‘Āmiron the map
Kawd al ‘Abādil Show Kawd al ‘Abādilon the map
Qarn al Waḑī‘ Show Qarn al Waḑī‘on the map
‘Aslān Show ‘Aslānon the map
Maşādī‘ah Show Maşādī‘ahon the map
Na‘b Show Na‘bon the map
Na‘ab Show Na‘abon the map
Na‘qal Show Na‘qalon the map
Shaykh ‘Abdallāh Show Shaykh ‘Abdallāhon the map
Sākin Wu‘ayş Show Sākin Wu‘ayşon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Abyan
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Muḩāfaz̧at AbyanAbyan (Arabic: أبين‎‎ ʾAbyan) is a governorate of Yemen. The Abyan region was historically part of the Fadhli Sultanate. It was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army militant group. Its capital is the city of Zinjibar. This governorate is noted for its agriculture, in particular the cultivation of date palms and animal husbandry.Show on map
ZingibarZinjibar District or Zingibar District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 25,524 inhabitants.Show on map
KhanfirKhanfir District or Khanfyr District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 109,044 inhabitants.Show on map
Al MahfadAl Mahfad District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 26,870 inhabitants.Show on map
JayshanJayshan District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 14,800 inhabitants.Show on map
MudiyahMudiyah District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 34,879 inhabitants.Show on map
LawdarLawdar District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 88,155 inhabitants.Show on map
SibahSibah District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 15,996 inhabitants.Show on map
RasadRasad District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 54,825 inhabitants.Show on map
SararSarar District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 15,093 inhabitants.Show on map
AhwarAhwar District is a district of the Abyan Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 25246 inhabitants.Show on map
Different buildings in Abyan
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DathinaDathina (Arabic: دثينة‎‎ Dathīnah), the Dathina Sheikhdom (Arabic: مشيخة دثينة‎‎ Mashyakhat Dathīnah), or sometimes the Dathina Confederation, was a state in the British Aden Protectorate, the Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, and its successor, the Federation of South Arabia. Its capital was Mudiyah.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Abyan
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Wādī BanāThe Wadi Bana is a major wadi of southwestern Yemen. It flows from the mountains through the Abyan Governorate and eventually enters the Gulf of Aden in between the towns of Al Kawd (to the west) and the regional capital of Zinjibar (to the east). The wadi reportedly receives the most rainfall in the entire country, which accounts for the agricultural lands which have grown up near its mouth in an otherwise barren country. Its mouth is located at 13°03′52″N 45°23′10″E / 13.06444°N 45.38611°E.Show on map
Wādī ar RuqubWadi Ar Ruqub is a wadi of Yemen, It flows past the village of Al Khayalah. The wadi flooded in October 2008, affecting this village.The wadi is located at 13°57′47″N 45°55′38″E / 13.96306°N 45.92722°E.Show on map
Wādī AḩwarWadi Ahwar is a major wadi of southern Yemen. It flows into the Gulf of Aden in Ahwar District, Abyan Governorate at 13°25′39″N 46°40′49″E / 13.42750°N 46.68028°E, near the village of Ahwar.Show on map
AaragahAaragah is a wadi (river) of Yemen. It flows through the Abyan Governorate. It is located at 13°57′58″N 46°07′53″E / 13.96611°N 46.13139°E. It flows through the town of Al Qaws.Show on map