Al Mukalla

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Al Mukalla
Mukalla as seen from the Indian Ocean
Mukalla as seen from the Indian Ocean
Kintra  Yemen
Govrenorate Hadhramaut
Foondit 1035
Population (2007)
 • Tot 323,000
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Al Mukalla (Arabic: المكلا‎‎ Al Mukallā) is a main sea port an the caipital ceety o the Hadramaut coastal region in Yemen in the soothren pairt o Arabie on the Gulf o Aden close tae the Arabie Sea. It is locatit 480 km (300 mi) east o Aden an is the maist important port in the Govrenorate o Hadramaut, the lairgest govrenorate in Sooth Arabie.

Al Mukalla is the fowert lairgest ceety in Yemen wi a population o approximately 300,000. The ceety is servit bi the nearbi Riyan Airport.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Al Mukalla wis foondit in 1035 as a fishin dounset. This aurie wis includit in Oman till middle o XI century an later this aurie wis includit in Yemen.

It wis the caipital o the Qu'aiti State o Hadhramaut till 1967 when it became a pairt o Sooth Yemen. The Qu'aiti State wis pairt o the Eastren Aden Protectorate till that merger. A Breetish Resident Advisor wis stationed at Al Mukalla.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

The College ofMedicine o the Hadhramout University is locatit in Al Mukalla.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 14°32′N 49°08′E / 14.533°N 49.133°E / 14.533; 49.133

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