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Ataq
Ceety
Pairt o auld Ataq ceety wi some modren biggins.
Pairt o auld Ataq ceety wi some modren biggins.
Ataq is locatit in Yemen
Ataq
Ataq
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 14°32′11″N 46°49′59″E / 14.53639°N 46.83306°E / 14.53639; 46.83306
Kintra  Yemen
Govrenorate Shabwah Govrenorate
Destrict Ataq Destrict
Elevation 1,146 m (3,760 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Tot 37,315

Ataq (Arabic: عتق‎), alternately spelt Attaq, is a sma ceety an the caipital o Shabwah Govrenorate in Yemen. Ataq is 458 km sooth east o Sana'a. The difference in elevation o the ceety is aboot 70 m wi generally pairtially flat topography wi altitudinal variation in the range o 1120–1190 m.a.s.l. Its population was around 37,315 accordin tae a 2004 census.[1] On 24 Mey 1994, Ataq wis seized bi northren Yemeni forces.[2] Accordin tae the Geo Names Database, Ataq is locatit at an altitude o 1146 metres. It is servit bi Ataq Airport; the landin strip is locatit tae the north o the toun.[1]

Landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ataq is describit bi Lonely Planet as "no at aw like an inland Yemeni toun"; ither publications hae describit it as Beau Geste in appearance an "completely different" an surroondit bi desert.[3][4]

It contains the Shabwa Museum, an an auld souk an the Banata Specialist Hospital are locatit tae the sootheastren pairt o the toun which geographically stretches frae the northwast tae the sootheast. Dubai Hotel and Suites haes a hotel in the toun centre. Military camps are locatit in the wastren pairt.[1] Approximately 50% o the biggins in Ataq hae twa storeys an the population is spread athort 70-80% o the ceety aurie.[1]

Shabwa Museum[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ataq contains the regional museum o the Shabwah Govrenorate, the Shabwa Museum. The museum contains important items relatit tae the prehistoric heritage o the aurie an contains mony items unearthed bi M. L. Inizan.[5] In pairticular it contains relics frae the auncient ceety o Shabwa, the caipital o the auncient kinrick o Hadhramaut an items unearthed frae the airchaeological steids o the auncient Qataban an Osan kinrick.[6]

The airport contains a technical touer, electricity station an fire brigade biggin.

Urban development[eedit | eedit soorce]

In order tae impruive an create sustainable development conditions in Ataq ceety, in respect o watter an wastewater aspects the Yemen Govrenment launched a project tae meet population growth projectit tae 2025, wi funds providit bi International Development Agency (IDA).[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Feasibility Study for Ataq City". Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project. Retrieved October 16, 2010. 
  2. Country Analysis Briefs: 1994: Profiles of Major World Energy Producers, Consumers, and Transport Centers. DIANE Publishing Company. 1995. p. 94. ISBN 0788125001. 
  3. Jenny Walker, Stuart Butler, Frances Linzee Gordon, Terry Carter, Lara Dunston (2007). Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (2 ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 499. ISBN 1741045460. 
  4. The Journal of the Royal Artillery, Volumes 90-92, Woolwich, Eng. Royal Artillery Institution,1963
  5. Michael D. Petraglia, Jeffrey I. Rose (2009). The Evolution of Human Populations in Arabia: Paleoenvironments, Prehistory and Genetics. Springer. p. 161. ISBN 9048127181. 
  6. "Shabwah Governorate". Yemen National Information Centre. Retrieved October 16, 2010. 

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