Hadhramaut Governorate

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Hadramaut in Yemen.svg
Country Republic of Yemen
Seat Mukalla
 • Governor Faraj Salemin al-Bahssani
 • Total 191,737 km2 (74,030 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,255,000
 • Density 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
The Arabian peninsula in 1914

Hadhramaut or Hadramawt (Arabic: حضرموتḤaḍramawt) is a governorate of Yemen. Lying within the large historical region of Hadhramaut, it is the country's largest governorate.

The capital of Hadhramut is the city of Mukalla. Other cities in Hadhramaut include the historical towns of Shibam, Sena, Seiyun, Tarim, and Ash Shihr. It was badly hit by rainfall during the 2008 Yemen floods, which left thousands homeless and many buildings shattered.

The Socotra archipelago was transferred from the Adan Governorate to the Hadhramaut Governorate in 2004. It was subsequently separated to form the newly created Soqatra Governorate in December 2013.


After the creation of separate Socotra Governorate in December 2013, only 28 districts remain in Hadramaut Governorate:

Two districts have formed the new Socotra Governorate since December 2013:


  1. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

Coordinates: 16°40′N 49°30′E / 16.667°N 49.500°E / 16.667; 49.500

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