Hanish Islands

The Hanish Islands archipelago is located in the south of the Red Sea, and was recognized as Yemeni territory in 1998 AD. The four Hanish Islands occupies a strategic location, located 160 km north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which is the southern entrance to the Red Sea, and it extends from north to south in a chain of length Approximately 65 km, it is closer to Yemen than Eritrea.[1]

Socotra Island

Socotra Island is located in the Indian Ocean, 340 km southeast of Yemen.[2] It is about 500 miles from Aden, and less than 200 miles from Somalia.[3] It is one of the largest islands that extend in the east of the Horn of Africa, with an area of ​​about 3,600 square kilometers.[2] It has a low population density in its mountainous areas, and is characterized by biological diversity, where there are many types of unique plants and animals,[3]It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.[2]

Abdul Kuri Island

Abd al-Kuri Island is located in the Indian Ocean, 105 km southwest of Socotra Island, and although the island belongs to Yemen, it is geographically closer to the Horn of Africa. It is a rocky island about 35 km long, about 5 km wide, and more than 700 high. meters, and this island differs from Socotra, as it is semi-desert and has few plants, and most of its inhabitants work in fishing.[4]

Kamaran Island

Kamaran Island is located in the Red Sea off the Yemeni coast. It is the largest island in the Yemeni archipelago, with an area of ​​57 square kilometers. Its meaning is moons in Arabic; It was named by this name because of the double reflection of the moon. The average annual temperature of the island is 29 degrees Celsius, which is one of the highest rates in the world. In addition, its climate is bad; Due to dust storms, high humidity, and little precipitation.[5]

About Yemen

Yemen is located on the southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, separated by the Bab al-Mandab Strait from the African countries Djibouti and Eritrea, and there is what is called the Tihama, which is a dry coastal plain with a high temperature, and the terrain of Yemen is dominated by deserts and mountains, and a large part of Yemen is located above Jabal al-Nabi Shuaib, which is 3666 m above sea level, and in the northeastern part of it there is part of the Empty Quarter, which is a large desert covering much of the southern Arabian Peninsula, in addition to that, Yemen in general is characterized by drought, but there are areas Fertile in the western mountainous highlands, some crops can be grown there.[6]

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  1. ↑ “Ḥanīsh Islands”, www.britannica.com, Retrieved 3-18-2018. Edited.
  2. ^ a b c “Socotra”, www.britannica.com, Retrieved 20-3-2018. Edited.
  3. ^ a b “Socotra”, www.encyclopedia.com, Retrieved 20-3-2018. Edited.
  4. ↑ “ʿAbd al-Kūrī”, www.britannica.com, Retrieved 20-3-2018. Edited.
  5. ↑ “Kamarān”, www.britannica.com, Retrieved 20-3-2018. Edited.
  6. ↑ “Yemen Map”, www.mapsofworld.com, Retrieved 20-3-2018. Edited.

One of the most important islands of Yemen

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