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Basic information about Ibb
Ibb (Arabic: إب ʾIbb) is a governorate of Yemen. It is located in the inland south of the country with Ta'izz Governorate to the southwest, Ad Dali' Governorate to the southeast, Dhamar Governorate to the north, and short borders with Al Bayda' Governorate to the east and Al Hudaydah Governorate to the west. It has an area of 5,344 km² and a population estimated at around 1,665,000 in 2004, making it the most densely populated governorate in Yemen outside of San'a city. Its capital is Ibb, which, along with Jibla, are extremely significant historic cities. The province contains many attractions in districts such as Yareem, Ba'dan and Al-Sabrah. Ibb is located on the southwestern side of the escarpment of the Yemeni Highlands, with dramatic drops to Ta'izz city and the Tihama coastline. There are also impressive views of 3,070 metre high Jebel Sabir to the south. Owing to the way in which it captures the upper-level southwestern monsoonal flow during the months from April to October, Ibb governorate is the wettest place in Arabia. Though meteorological data are exceedingly poor and even of questionable accuracy, the annual precipitation is probably more than 1,000 mm (40 inches) and some estimate suggest it could be as high as 1,500mm (60 inches). There is little rain from November to February, but for the rest of the year there is probably at least 100mm (4 inches) of rain per month. Temperatures are warm, averaging about 30 °C (86 °F) in the day but nights are quite cool. Because of its abundant rainfall, Ibb is known as \the fertile province\. Almost the whole area of the governorate outside urban centres is cultivated despite the steep terrain, and the number of crops produced is extraordinarily large for so small an area. Qat is particularly important, but wheat, barley, sesame and sorghum are the major sources of food for most people outside Ibb city. Sophisticated systems for management and storage of water from the seasonal rains allows extra crops to be grown during the dry season. This sophisticated agriculture allows Ibb to support an extremely dense rural population, with densities of up to 500 people/km² being normal in the wettest areas. In recent years, Ibb governorate has been the scene of numerous sit-ins in protest at government policies: many of the most significant anti-government protesters since 1999 have been natives of Ibb and surrounding areas. Ibb has the largest Yemeni expatriates abroad distributed in Saudi Arabia; about 500,000, and USA; about 200,000, they are mainly from Alaod (An Nadirah District), Amaar (Ar Radmah District), Ba'dan (Ba'dan District), Ash Sha'ir (Ash Sha'ir District), As Sabrah (As Sabrah District), and Udayn (Al Udayn District).
Cities, towns & villages in Ibb
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Jiblah Show Jiblahon the map
IbbIbb (or Abb) (Arabic: إب‎‎ ʾIbb) is a city in Yemen, the capital of Ibb Governorate, located about 117 km (73 mi) northeast of Mocha and 194 km (121 mi) south of Sana'a. A market town and administrative centre developed during the Ottoman occupation, it is one of the most important medium-sized cities in the country. It is situated on a mountain ridge, surrounded by fertile land. As of 2005, it had a population of 160,000. Show Ibbon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Ibb
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IbbIbb (Arabic: إب‎‎ ʾIbb) is a governorate of Yemen. It is located in the inland south of the country with Ta'izz Governorate to the southwest, Ad Dali' Governorate to the southeast, Dhamar Governorate to the north, and short borders with Al Bayda' Governorate to the east and Al Hudaydah Governorate to the west. It has an area of 5,344 km² and a population estimated at around 1,665,000 in 2004, making it the most densely populated governorate in Yemen outside of San'a city.Show on map
Dhī as SufālDhi As Sufal District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 163,019 inhabitants.Show on map
Hazm Al UdaynHazm Al Udayn District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 79,483 inhabitants.Show on map
Al MashannahAl Mashannah District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 101,148 inhabitants.Show on map
Far Al UdaynFar Al Udayn District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 89,011 inhabitants.Show on map
Al MakhādirAl Makhadir District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 113,892 inhabitants.Show on map
As SayyaniAs Sayyani District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 110,515 inhabitants.Show on map
An NādirahAn Nadirah District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 73,755 inhabitants.Show on map
Al DhiharAl Dhihar District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 154,399 inhabitants.Show on map
Ash Sha'irAsh Sha'ir District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 39,805 inhabitants.Show on map
Ar RadmahAr Radmah District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 76,576 inhabitants.Show on map
As SaddahAs Saddah District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 82,502 inhabitants.Show on map
Al ‘UdaynAl Udayn District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 143,578 inhabitants.Show on map
As SabrahAs Sabrah District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 69,872 inhabitants.Show on map
Al QafrAl Qafr District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 103,272 inhabitants.Show on map
JiblahJiblah District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 112,481 inhabitants.Show on map
Ba'danBa'dan District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 116,045 inhabitants.Show on map
YarīmYarim District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 175,014 inhabitants.Show on map
IbbIbb District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 143,641 inhabitants.Show on map
MudhaykhirahMudhaykhirah District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. In 2003, the district had a population of 77,835.Show on map
HubayshHubaysh District is a district of the Ibb Governorate, Yemen. In 2003, the district had a population of 105,998.Show on map
YarīmYarim is a town in the Ibb Governorate of Yemen.Show on map