Ta'izz Govrenorate

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Ta'izz
تعز
Governorate
Kintra Yemen
Seat Ta'izz
Area
 • Total 12,605 km2 (4,867 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,885,000
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
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Ta'izz (Arabic: تعزTa'izz) is a govrenorate o Yemen. The govrenorate's caipital is Ta'izz, which is the third lairgest ceety in Yemen. Ither major touns include Al Sawa, Juha an the famous coffee port o Mocha. It haes a total population o juist ower three million an an aurie o 10,677 km².

Ta'izz ceety is the major centre o Islamic learnin in Yemen an wis the naition's caipital atween 1948 an 1962. Housomeivver, it is no as auld as nearbi Ibb an Jibla. The day it is the maist important commercial centre in Yemen awin tae its proximity tae the richest fermland in the naition an tae the important Red Sea port o Mokha. It an aa haes an internaitional airport, Ta'izz Internaitional Airport, wi numerous services athin Yemen an tae neighbourin kintras.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

For such a sma aurie, Ta'izz govrenorate haes an extraordinarily diverse geografie. The wastern hauf o the govrenorate is pairt o the Tihamah coastal plain an haes an exceedingly hot, humid an arid climate. The eastren hauf, housomeivver, is vera muntainous, wi the major peak being 3,070-metre-heich Jebel Saber, near Ta'izz ceety. These muntains trap the moisture creatit bi an upper-level wind reversal atween Aprile an October, so that in the eastren hauf o the govrenorate annual rainfaw increases frae 200 millimetres (8 inches) in the fuithills tae probably mair than 1,000 millimetres (40 inches) near Jebel Saber. Temperaturs in the hielands remain heich durin the daytime, but at the heichest elevations they can faw dramatically tae -5°C (23°F) owernicht.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Agricultur reflects this diversity. In the Tihamah region, there is anerlie irrigatit agricultur, wi cotton, sorghum an sesame the chief crops. Inland, whilst these crops are still significant, a hintle wider range o crops can be grown on rainfaw an through water storage. Mangoes, papayas an bananas are the major crops o the wastren escarpment, an further up coffee an khat are grown. Although wine is prohibitit in Yemen acause o its alcohol content, grapes are still grown tae produce raisins in some auries.

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Coordinates: 13°34′N 44°01′E / 13.567°N 44.017°E / 13.567; 44.017