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Zinjibar is locatit in Yemen
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 13°7′42″N 45°22′49″E / 13.12833°N 45.38028°E / 13.12833; 45.38028
Kintra  Yemen
Govrenorate Abyan
Destrict Zinjibar
Population (2004)
 • Tot 19,879
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Zinjibar (Arabic: زنجبار‎) is a port an coastal toun in sooth-central Yemen, the caipital o Zinjibar Destrict an the Abyan Govrenorate. It is locatit next tae the Wadi Bana[1] in the Abyan Delta. From 1962 to 1967, it was the administrative capital of the Fadhli Sultanate, although the royal residence remained at the former capital of Shuqrah. At the time of the 2004 census, Zinjibar's population numbered 19,879 inhabitants. The town supports a small seaside resort and fishing industry.[2] Cotton (Gossypium barbadense) grown in the area is brokered in the market.[3]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Zinjibar wis a lang-established tradin center for commerce wi the Far East.[4] Housomeivver, in 1163 (559 AH) the toun wis burned an destroyed bi Abdel Nabi Ali Mahdi Yoosuf. It wis rebuilt as is evidenced bi 15t century Yemeni pottery at the Mazda (القريات) airchaeological steid, but wis destroyed again in tribal warfare. In the 19t century, Fadhli Sultan Hussein bin Ahmed bin Abdullah re-established the toun, an in the early 1920s his grandson, Sultan Abdul Qadir bin Ahmed bin Hussein, renamit the toun Zinjibar in honor o a visit bi Khalifa bin Harub, the Sultan o Zanzibar.

2011 revolt[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main article: Battle o Zinjibar

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Hämäläinen, Pertti (1999) Yemen Lonely Planet, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, page 195, ISBN 0-86442-603-8
  2. Hämäläinen, Pertti (1999) Yemen Lonely Planet, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, page 230, ISBN 0-86442-603-8
  3. Dresch, Paul (2000) A history of modern Yemen Cambridge University Press, New York, page 121, ISBN 0-521-79092-1
  4. Lane, A. and Serjeant, R. B. (1948) "Pottery and glass frag- ments from the Aden littoral, with historical notes" Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1948: pp. 108–133