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Zinjibar is located 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
 • Total19,879
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

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. Frae 1962 tae 1967, it wis the administrative caipital o the Fadhli Sultanate, awtho the royal residence remained at the umwhile caipital o Shuqrah. At the time o the 2004 census, Zinjibar's population numbered 19,879 indwallers. The toun supports a smaw seaside resort an fishing industry.[2] Cotton (Gossypium barbadense) grown in the aurie is brokered in the mercat.[3]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Zinjibar wis a lang-established tradin centre 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 honour o a veesit bi Khalifa bin Harub, the Sultan o Zanzibar.

2011 revolt[eedit | eedit soorce]

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