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Coordinates: 13°26′53″N 43°16′12″E / 13.44806°N 43.27000°E / 13.44806; 43.27000
Kintra Yemen
GovrenorateTa'izz Govrenorate
DestrictAl Mukha Destrict
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Yakhtul is a lairge coastal fishin veelage in the Ta'izz Govrenorate o soothwastren Yemen. Yakhtul is locatit aboot "twa German leagues (10 miles) north o the ceety o Mocha."[1][2] It contains a nummer o white hooses, the Yakhtul Mosque an a schuil.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin Warld War I, Breetish patrol vessels shelled Dhubab fort in November 1914 an opened fire on Yakhtul on 8 December 1914, damagin 7 or 8 dhows moored thare.[3]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yakhtul lees on the coast o the Reid Sea, at the heid o a sma shoal inlet, 10 mile north o Mocha.[2][4] Jirdan lies further tae the north o Yakhtul, 'Abus tae the sootheast an Kudhaysah tae the northeast.[5][6] The 9 mile stretch atween Yakhtul an Marsa Farjah haes numerous saund an coral patches which gie the sea a daurk grey colour.[4] The stretch atween Yakhtul an Al Zahari contains coastal palm groves.[7]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

MEED describes Yakhtul as bein tourist orientit.[8] Fishin is a major soorce o income for the locals.[9] As o 1996, despite mony o the hooses hae thair awn wells, heich watter salinity meant that it coud anerlie be uised for bathin an cleanin an drinkin watter haed tae be importit.[10] Housomeivver, the local diet is said tae meet the World Health Organization minimum requirements, wi a plentiful supply o nutrients frae fresh fish an ither local commodities.[2] A French medical team wis reportit tae be operatin in Yakhtul in the mid 1980s.[11]

Notable laundmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yakhtul is describit as consistin o "a few white hooses, some huts, an a mosque." [4] The toun contains Yakhtul Mosque, which wis said tae hae been "built at the expense o the guid fowk o the aurie at a cost o ane million riyals."[12] The same man who biggit the mosque established Yakhtul preparatory schuil in the toun an aw, at a cost o l50,000 riyals.[12] The "first phases o construction wirk" wur reportit tae hae been completit in 1989.[8]

At the veelage is wha is cried "Dar al-milh" (the place o salt). The saut pans, cried darah are said tae be "cut oot o the haurd grund an the soil heapit up on the sides tae form bunds (zabir al-darah).[13]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Niebuhr, Carsten (1889). ... Description of Arabia made from personal observations and information collected on the spot by Carsten Niebuhr. p. 74. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  2. a b c Tighe, Joanne P. Nestor (1981). Maternal and infant nutrition reviews: a guide to the literature. International Nutrition Communication Service, Education Development Center, Inc. p. 25. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  3. Serjeant, Robert Bertram; Bidwell, Robin Leonard (21 Julie 2005). Arabian Studies. Cambridge University Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-521-01729-9. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  4. a b c Griffes (1 Januar 2007). Prostar Sailing Directions 2007 Red Sea and the Persin Gulf Enroute. ProStar Publications. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-57785-755-6. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  5. Maps (Map). Google Maps.
  6. Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC.
  7. Varisco, Daniel Martin; Ross, James Perran; Milroy, Anthony (1992). Biological diversity assessment of the Republic of Yemen. International Council for Bird Preservation. p. 14. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  8. a b MEED. Economic East Economic Digest, ltd. 1989. p. 30. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  9. Serjeant, Robert Bertram (1991). Customary and Shari'ah law in Arabian society. Variorum. p. 252. ISBN 978-0-86078-299-5. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  10. Library Information and Research Service (1996). The Middle East: Abstracts and index. Library Information and Research Service. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  11. Stone, Francine (1985). Studies on the Tihāmah: the report of the Tihāmah Expedition 1982 and related papers. Longman. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-582-78387-4. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  12. a b United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service; United States. Joint Publications Research Service. Near East/South Asia report. Foreign Broadcast Information Service. p. 103. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  13. Serjeant, Robert Bertram; Smith, Gerald Rex (1996). Society and trade in South Arabia. Variorum. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-86078-603-0. Retrieved 1 October 2011.