Ta'izz Govrenorate

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 • Total12605 km2 (4,867 sq mi)
 • Total2,885,000
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)

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 tot 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 sic 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 het, humid an arid climate. The eastren hauf, housomeivver, is vera muntainous, wi the major peak bein 3,070-metre-heich Jebel Saber, near Ta'izz ceety. Thir muntains trap the moisture creatit bi an upper-level wind reversal atween Aprile an October, sae that in the eastren hauf o the govrenorate annual rainfaw increases frae 200 millimetres (8 inches) in the fuithills tae probably mair nor 1,000 millimetres (40 inches) near Jebel Saber. Temperaturs in the hielands remain heich durin the daytime, but at the heichest elevations thay can faw dramatically tae -5 °C (23 °F) owernicht.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Archived frae the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 24 Februar 2013.

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