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Port of Aden (around 1910). Ships lying off Steamer Point at the entrance to the modern inner harbour.
Port of Aden (around 1910). Ships lying off Steamer Point at the entrance to the modern inner harbour.
The old town of Aden, situated in the crater of an extinct volcano. 1999
The old town of Aden, situated in the crater of an extinct volcano. 1999

Aden (pronounced /ˈeɪdən/; Arabic: عدن [ˈʕɑdæn]) is a city in Yemen, 105 miles (170 kilometers) East of Bab-el-Mandeb. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1548x1012, 409 KB) en: Harbour of Aden de: Hafen von Aden Postcard (around 1910) Scanned by Flominator File links The following pages link to this file: Aden ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1548x1012, 409 KB) en: Harbour of Aden de: Hafen von Aden Postcard (around 1910) Scanned by Flominator File links The following pages link to this file: Aden ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x592, 170 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Aden Yemen User:JialiangGao Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x592, 170 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Aden Yemen User:JialiangGao Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Arabic redirects here. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... The Bab-el-Mandeb (Arabic for the gate of tears) is the strait separating the continents of Asia (Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula) and Africa (Somalia on the Horn of Africa), connecting the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Aden). ...


Aden's ancient, natural harbour lies in the crater of an extinct volcano which now forms a peninsula, joined to the mainland by a low isthmus. This harbour, Front Bay, was first used by the ancient Kingdom of Awsan between the 5th and 7th centuries BC. The modern harbour is on the other side of the peninsula. Aden now has a population of about 800,000 people, and is located at 12°48′N 45°02′E / 12.8, 45.033Coordinates: 12°48′N 45°02′E / 12.8, 45.033. A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... For other uses, see Isthmus (disambiguation). ... The ancient Kingdom of Awsan in South Arabia (modern Yemen), with a capital at Hagar Yahirr in the wadi Markha, to the south of the wadi Bayhan, is now marked by a tell or artificial mound, which is locally named Hagar Asfal. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Aden consists of a number of distinct sub-centers: Crater, the original port city; Ma'alla, the modern port; Tawahi, known as "Steamer Point" in colonial days; and the resorts of Gold Mohur. Khormaksar, located on the isthmus that connects Aden proper with the mainland, includes the city's diplomatic missions, the main offices of Aden University, and Aden International Airport--the former RAF Khormaksar. On the mainland are the sub-centers of Sheikh Othman, a former oasis area; Al-Mansura, a town planned by the British; and Madinat ash-Sha'b, the site designated as the capital of the South Arabian Federation and now home to a large power/desalinization facility and additional faculties of Aden University. Crater (also Kraytar) is an Arabic port city on the Gulf of Aden on the west coast of Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula. ... Tawa College is a coeducational school (year 9 - year 15) situated in Tawa, New Zealand, and its principal is Murray Lucas. ... al-Mansura was a Palestinian village that was captured by Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. ...


Aden encloses the eastern side of a vast, natural harbor that comprises the modern port. The volcanic peninsula of Little Aden forms a near-mirror image, enclosing the harbor and port on the western side. Little Aden became the site of the oil refinery and tanker port. Both were established and operated by British Petroleum until they were turned over to Yemeni government ownerships and control in 1977. This article is about the energy corporation. ...


Aden was the capital of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen until that country's unification with the Yemen Arab Republic when it was declared a free trade zone. It gives its name to the Gulf of Aden.   Capital Aden Language(s) Arabic Government Socialist state President Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas Prime Minister Yasin Said Numan Historical era Cold War  - Independence November 30 1967  - UN membership December 14, 1967  - Constitution October 31, 1978  - Reunification May 22 1990 Area  - 1990 332,970 km2 Expression error: unrecognised punctuation character... National motto: None Official language Arabic Capital Sanaa Area 195,000 km² Population  - Total (July 1990) -Density   7,160,981 36/km² Currency 1 Yemeni riyal = 100 fils (1975-1990); 1 Yemeni riyal = 40 buqshas (bogaches) (1963-1975) Time zone UTC +3 National anthem Royal Salute The Yemen Arab Republic... Gulf of Aden in 1860 The Gulf of Aden (Arabic: خليج عدن; transliterated: Khalyj Adan) is located in the Indian Ocean between Yemen on the south coast of the Arabian Peninsula and Somalia in Africa. ...

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History

Main article: History of Yemen

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Antiquity

Aden, among South Arabian kingdoms, in the 3rd century AD.
Aden, among South Arabian kingdoms, in the 3rd century AD.

The port's convenient position on the sea route between India and Europe has made Aden desirable to rulers who sought to possess it at various times throughout history. Known as Arabian Eudaemon in the 1st century BC, it was a transshipping point for the Red Sea trade, but fell on hard times when new shipping practices by-passed it and made the daring direct crossing to India in the 1st century AD, according to the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. The same work describes Aden as 'a village by the shore', which would well describe the town of Crater while it was still little-developed. There is no mention of fortification but at this stage, Aden was more an island than a peninsula as the isthmus (a tombolo) was not then so developed as it is today. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Names, routes and locations of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. ... For other uses, see Isthmus (disambiguation). ... Tombolo at Stockton Island, Ashland County (Wisconsin). ...


Medieval

Although the pre-Islamic civilization of Himyar was capable of building large structures, there seems to have been little fortification at this stage. Fortifications at Mareb and other places in Yemen and the Hadhramaut make it clear that it and the Sabean culture were well capable of it. Thus watch towers, since destroyed, are possible. However, the Arab historians Ibn al Mojawir and Abu Makhramah attribute the first fortification of Aden to Beni Zuree'a. The aim seems to have been twofold: to keep hostile forces out and to maintain revenue by controlling the movement of goods--preventing smuggling. In its original form, some of this work was relatively feeble, but after 1175 AD, rebuilding in a more solid form began. Himyar was a state in ancient South Arabia dating from 110 BC. It conquered neighbouring Saba in 25 BC, Qataban in AD 50 and Hadramaut AD 100. ... What is left of Awam Temple or the Sun temple in Marib. ...


In 1421 Ming dynasty Yongle Emperor ordered principle envoy grand eunuch Li Xing and grand eunuch Zhou Man of Zheng He fleet to convey an imperial edict with hats and robes to bestow on the king of Aden. The envoys boarded three treasure ships and set sail from Sumatra to the port of Aden. This event was recorded in the book Ying-yai Sheng-lan by Ma Huan who accompanied the imperial envoy.[1] For the controversial hypothesis advanced by Gavin Menzies, see: 1421 hypothesis. ... The Yongle Emperor (May 2, 1360 – August 12, 1424), born Zhu Di (Chu Ti) , was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China from 1402 to 1424. ... A modern illustration of Zheng He, by an unidentified artist. ... A page from Ming dynasty woodcut printed edtion of Ying-yai Sheng-lan by Ma Huan Ma Huan(Chinese 马欢),courtesy name Chung-dao宗道, pen name Mountain-woodcutter, born in Hui Ji county of Zhejiang province. ...

1951 stamp depicting Steamer Point with the outside of the volcanic rim of Crater in the background
1951 stamp depicting Steamer Point with the outside of the volcanic rim of Crater in the background
1937 stamp of Aden: Half-anna dhow
1937 stamp of Aden: Half-anna dhow

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British rule

See also: Aden (colony)

In 1838, Sultan Muhsin bin Fadl of the nearby state of Lahej ceded 194 km² (75 sq. miles) including Aden to the British. On 19 January 1839, the British East India Company landed Royal Marines at Aden to occupy the territory and stop attacks by pirates against British shipping to India. The port lies about equidistant from the Suez Canal, Bombay (Mumbai), and Zanzibar, which were all important former British possessions. Aden had been an entrepôt and a way-station for seamen in the ancient world. There, supplies, particularly water, were replenished. So, in the mid-nineteenth century, it became necessary to replenish coal and boiler water. Thus Aden acquired a coaling station at Steamer Point. Aden was to remain under British control until 1967. This article is about the former British Colony of Aden, a former territory in what is now Yemen. ... Lahej (Arabic: لحج []), the Sultanate of Lahej (Arabic: سلطنة لحج []), or, sometimes, the Abdali Sultanate (Arabic: سلطنة العب دلي []), was a state in the British Aden Protectorate and the Federation of South Arabia. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was the first joint-stock company (the Dutch East India Company was the first to issue public stock). ... The Royal Marines (RM) are the marines and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom and, along with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, form the Naval Service [2]. They are also the United Kingdoms amphibious force and specialists in mountain and Arctic warfare. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Suez (disambiguation). ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar is part of Tanzania Coordinates: , Country Tanzania Islands Unguja and Pemba Capital Zanzibar City Settled AD 1000 Government  - Type semi-autonomous part of Tanzania  - President Amani Abeid Karume Area  - Both Islands  637 sq mi (1,651 km²) Population (2004)  - Both Islands 1,070... An entrepôt is a trading centre, or simply a warehouse, where merchandise can be imported and exported without paying import duties, often at a profit. ... Coal Example chemical structure of coal Coal (pronounced ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ...


Until 1937, Aden was ruled as part of British India and was known as the Aden Settlement. Its original territory was enlarged in 1857 by the 13 km² island of Perim, in 1868 by the 73 km² Khuriya Muriya Islands, and in 1915 by the 108 km² island of Kamaran. Anthem God Save The King The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (until 1912), New Delhi (after 1912) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy²  - 1858... This article is about the former British Colony of Aden, a former territory in what is now Yemen. ... Perim (Arabic: [BarÄ«m]) is a volcanic island in the Strait of Mandeb off the southwestern coast of Yemen. ... The Khuriya Muriya Islands were known previously as the Kuria Muria Islands. ... Kamaran Island (Arabic: []; located at ) is the largest Yemen-controlled island in the Red Sea. ...


In 1937, the Settlement was detached from India and became the Colony of Aden, a British crown colony. The change in government was a step towards the change in monetary units seen in the stamps illustrating this article. When The Indian Empire went its independent way, Indian rupees (divided into annas) were replaced in Aden by East African shillings. The hinterland of Aden and Hadhramaut were also loosely tied to Britain as the Aden Protectorate which was overseen from Aden. This article is about the former British Colony of Aden, a former territory in what is now Yemen. ... A United Kingdom overseas territory (formerly known as a dependent territory or earlier as a crown colony) is a territory that is under the sovereignty and formal control of the United Kingdom but is not part of the United Kingdom proper (Great Britain and Northern Ireland). ... The meaning of hinterland and its history. ... Region close to Sayun in the Hadhramaut Valley An ancient sculpture of a griffon from the royal palace at shabwa, the capital city of Hadhramaut Hadhramaut, Hadhramout or Hadramawt (Arabic: ‎ []) is a historical region of the south Arabian Peninsula along the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Sea, extending eastwards... Aden Protectorate (Arabic: عدن حماية []) (ca. ...

Aden is known for its boat-oriented stamps. Mukalla is on the Hadhramaut coast, about 500 km east of Aden, in what was then the Aden Protectorate.
Aden is known for its boat-oriented stamps. Mukalla is on the Hadhramaut coast, about 500 km east of Aden, in what was then the Aden Protectorate.
Kathiri state of Seiyun, 1942. Seiyun is about 160 km inland from Mukalla.
Kathiri state of Seiyun, 1942. Seiyun is about 160 km inland from Mukalla.

Aden's location also made it a useful entrepôt for mail passing between places around the Indian Ocean and Europe. Thus, a ship passing from Suez to Bombay could leave mail for Mombasa at Aden for collection. See History of postage in Aden. Download high resolution version (800x640, 173 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (800x640, 173 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This 1974 stamp from Japan depicts a Class 8620 steam locomotive. ... Download high resolution version (500x632, 107 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (500x632, 107 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Mail (disambiguation). ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, lying on the Indian Ocean. ... This is a study of postage in Aden, including its postage stamp issues and postal history. ...


After the loss of the Suez Canal in 1956, Aden became the main base in the region for the British. For other uses, see Suez (disambiguation). ...


Aden sent a team of two to the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia. Countries which participated The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, Australia from November 22 to December 1. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ...


Little Aden 1955 to 1967

Little Aden is still dominated by the oil refinery built for British Petroleum. Little Aden was well known to seafarers for its tanker port with a very welcoming seaman's mission near to the BP Aden tugs' jetties, complete with swimming pool and air conditioned bar. The accommodation areas for the refinery personnel were known by the original Arabic names of Bureika and Ghadir. View of Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California. ... This article is about the energy corporation. ... A tugboat shown turning a large RORO cargo ship. ... Alternate meanings: See Jetty (web server) Alternate meanings: See Jettying in buildings The term jetty, derived from the French jetie, and therefor signifying something thrown out, is applied to a variety of structures employed in river, dock and maritime works which are generally carried out in pairs from river banks...

A street scene at the old town of Aden. 1999
A street scene at the old town of Aden. 1999

Bureika was wooden housing bunkhouses built to accommodate the thousands of skilled men and labourers imported to build the refinery, later converted to family housing, plus imported prefabricated houses "the Riley-Newsums" that are also to be found in parts of Australia (Woomera). Bureika also had a protected bathing area and Beach Club. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 526 pixelsFull resolution (900 × 592 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Aden User:JialiangGao Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 526 pixelsFull resolution (900 × 592 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Aden User:JialiangGao Metadata This file...


Ghaddir housing was stone built, largely from the local granite quarry; much of this housing still stands today, now occupied by wealthier locals from Big Aden. Little Aden also has a local township and numerous picturesque fishing villages, including the Lobster Pots of Ghaddir. The army had extensive camps in Bureika and through Silent Valley in Falaise Camp, these successfully protected the refinery staff and facilities throughout the troubles, with only a very few exceptions. Schooling was provided for children from kindergarten age through to primary school, after that, children were bussed to The Isthmus School in Khormaksar, though this had to be stopped during the Aden Emergency. For other uses, see granite (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Quarry (disambiguation). ...


Federation of South Arabia and the Aden Emergency

See also: History of Yemen The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


In order to stabilize Aden and the surrounding Aden Protectorate from the designs of North Yemen, the British attempted to gradually unite the disparate states of the region in preparation for eventual independence. On 18 January 1963, the Colony of Aden was incorporated into the Federation of Arab Emirates of the South against the wishes of much of the city's populace as the State of Aden and the Federation was renamed the Federation of South Arabia (FSA). North Yemen is a term currently used to designate both the Yemen Arab Republic (1962-1990) and its predecessor, the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen (1918-1962), that exercised sovereignty over the territory that is now the northern part of the state of Yemen in southern Arabia. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South (Arabic: اتحاد إمارات الجنوب العربي) was an organization of states within the British Aden Protectorate in what would become South Yemen. ... The Federation of South Arabia was an organization of colonies under British rule. ...


An insurgency against British rule known as the Aden Emergency began with a grenade attack by the National Liberation Front (NLF) against the British High Commissioner on December 10, 1963, killing one person and injuring fifty, and a "state of emergency" was declared. The Aden Emergency was an insurgency against British crown forces in what is now the country of Yemen on the southern Arabian Peninsula. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ...


In 1964, Britain announced its intention to grant independence to the FSA in 1968, but that the British military would remain in Aden.


In January 1967, there were mass riots by the NLF and the rival Front for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen (FLOSY) supporters in the old Arab quarter of Aden town, which continued until mid February, despite the intervention of British troops. During the period there were many attacks on the troops, and an Aden Airlines DC3 plane was destroyed in the air with no survivors. The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ...


On November 30, 1967 the British finally pulled out, leaving Aden and the rest of the FSA under NLF control. The Royal Marines, who had been the first British troops to occupy Aden in 1839, were the last to leave — with the exception of a Royal Engineer detachment. is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Marines (RM) are the marines and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom and, along with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, form the Naval Service [2]. They are also the United Kingdoms amphibious force and specialists in mountain and Arctic warfare. ...


Independence

Aden became the capital of the new People's Republic of South Yemen which was renamed the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen in 1970. With the unification of northern and southern Yemen in 1990, Aden was no longer a national capital but remained the capital of Aden Governorate which covered an area similar to that of the Aden Colony. The Peoples Republic of South Yemen was the name of South Yemen briefly between independence in 1967 and the rise to power of Salim Ali Rubai and his Yemeni Socialist Party. ...   Capital Aden Language(s) Arabic Government Socialist state President Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas Prime Minister Yasin Said Numan Historical era Cold War  - Independence November 30 1967  - UN membership December 14, 1967  - Constitution October 31, 1978  - Reunification May 22 1990 Area  - 1990 332,970 km2 Expression error: unrecognised punctuation character... National motto: None Official language Arabic Capital Sanaa Area 195,000 km² Population  - Total (July 1990) -Density   7,160,981 36/km² Currency 1 Yemeni riyal = 100 fils (1975-1990); 1 Yemeni riyal = 40 buqshas (bogaches) (1963-1975) Time zone UTC +3 National anthem Royal Salute The Yemen Arab Republic...


On December 29, 1992, Al Qaeda conducted its first known terrorist attack in Aden, bombing the Gold Mohur Hotel [gəʊld mɔː], where U.S. servicemen were known to have been staying en route to Somalia for Operation Restore Hope. A Yemeni and an Austrian tourist died in the attack.[2] is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Map of major attacks attributed to al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda (also al-Qaida or al-Qaida or al-Qaidah) (Arabic: ‎ , translation: The Base) is an international alliance of terrorist organizations founded in 1988[4] by Osama bin Laden and other veteran Afghan Arabs after the Soviet War in... Terrorist redirects here. ... Combatants United States United Nations Pakistan Malaysia Somalia Commanders Many Mohamed Farrah Aidid The United Nations intervention in Somalia (code-named Operation Restore Hope) was a United Nations–sanctioned United States military operation from 9 December 1992 to 4 May 1993. ...


Aden was briefly the centre of the secessionist Democratic Republic of Yemen from 21 May 1994 but was reoccupied by Republic of Yemen troops on 7 July 1994. For other uses, see Secession (disambiguation). ... The Democratic Republic of Yemen in southern Yemen seceded from the Republic of Yemen in 1994. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Members of al Qaeda attempted to bomb USS The Sullivans at the port of Aden as part of the 2000 millennium attack plots. The boat that had the explosives in it sank, forcing the planned attack to be aborted. USS The Sullivans (DDG-68), an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the five Sullivan brothers — George, Francis, Joseph, Madison, and Albert Sullivan, aged 19 to 27 — who lost their lives when their ship, Juneau, was... The organization Al-Qaida encouraged attacks against Israel and the United States on or around January 1, 2000. ...


The USS Cole bombing occurred in Aden on 12 October 2000. The USS Cole bombing was a suicide bombing attack against the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) on October 12, 2000 while it was harbored in the Yemeni port of Aden. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Sites of interest

Aden has a number of historical and natural sites of interest to visitors. These include:

  • The Cisterns of Tawila - an ancient, water-cachement system located in the sub-center of Crater.
  • Sira Fort
  • The Aden Minaret
  • The Palace of the Sultanate of Lahej/National Museum
  • The Aden Military Museum
  • The Rimbaud House
  • The fortifications of Jebal Hadid and Jebal Shamsan
  • The beaches of Aden and Little Aden
  • Al-Aidaroos Mosque

View of Cisterns looking towards Jebal Shamsan The Cisterns of Tawila, or the Tawila Tanks, are Aden’s best-known historic site. ...

Transportation

The city is served by the Aden International Airport, 9.5 kilometers away from the city. Aden International Airport is an airport in Aden, Yemen (IATA: ADE, ICAO: OYAA). ...

Djibouti Airlines is an airline based in Djibouti. ... Royal Jordanian Airlines (Arabic: الملكية الأردنية; transliterated: al-Malakiyah al-Orduniyah) is an airline based in Amman, Jordan, operating scheduled international services over four continents. ... For other meanings, see Amman (disambiguation) and Ammann. ... Yemenia - Yemen Airways (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية اليمنية) is the national airline of Yemen, based in Sanaa. ... Abu Dhabi or Abu Zaby (Arabic language: أبوظبي) is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates and was also the largest of the former Trucial States. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Joint Saudi Arabia 1925 Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - Urban 1,320 km² (509. ... Al Mukalla is a city in the southern part of Yemen on the Gulf of Aden 480 km (300 mi) east of Aden. ... Sanaá (Arabic صنعاء, romanized as Ṣanʻāʼ, and also known as Sana or Sanaa), population 1,303,000 (2000), is the capital of Yemen. ... Stamps from Aden are sometimes inscribed Kathiri State of Seiyun Categories: Stub | Yemen ... Map of the Socotra archipelago Socotra or Soqotra (Arabic سقطرى ; ) is a small archipelago of four islands and islets in the Indian Ocean off the coast of the Horm Africa some 350 km south of the Arabian peninsula. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Ma Huan Ying-yai Sheng-lan, The Overall Survey of the Ocean's Shores, 1433, translated by J.V.G. Mills, with foreword and preface, Hakluty Society, London 1970; reprinted by the White Lotus Press 1997. ISBN 974-8496-78-3
  2. ^ "Timeline: Al Qaeda's Global Context: Al Qaeda's First Attack". Frontline: The Man Who Knew. pbs.org. Retrieved on 2007-11-30.

A page from Ming dynasty woodcut printed edtion of Ying-yai Sheng-lan by Ma Huan Ma Huan(Chinese 马欢),courtesy name Chung-dao宗道, pen name Mountain-woodcutter, born in Hui Ji county of Zhejiang province. ... Year 1433 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  • Norris, H.T. and Penhey, F.W. The Historical Development of Aden's defences The Geographical Journal Vol CXXI part I (1955)

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