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Republic of Aden
Jumhuriyet Aden - جمهورية عدِن
The Aden National Flag - قديقال
FlagCoat of arms
"Ahadoun Ahad - أحدٌ أحد"
One God, One God
In The Name of God - باسم الله
CapitalAden Mdin
Largest cityAden Mdin
Official languagesMazanic
 • National languagesAdenian Mazanic, Mazanic
 • Regional languagesAllynian, Asani, Masayi
GovernmentImani Presidential Republic
 • PresidentAdnan Mohamad
 • Vice-PresidentHussain Saïd
 • Total77841 km2
30054 sq mi
 • Estimate (2021)21,230,600
 • Census (2019)20,527,430
 • Density263.71/km2
683.02/sq mi
 • Total1.07 Billion
 • Per capita52,223$
GDP (nominal)
 • Total930 Millions
 • Per capita45,305$
HDI (2019)0.901
very high
CurrencyDinar (DA)
Drives on theright

The Republic of Aden (جمهورية عدِن, Joumhouriyet Aden), commonly referred as Aden is a country in south West Uletha. It is bordered by Mazan from the northern east, UL02g from the northern west, Alliria from the east, Arion from the south, and The Sea from the west. The capital city is Aden Mdin (also spelled ^Aden Mdin), which is a coastal city located in the coastal center of the country.

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The Rich Lands of Aden close to the main cities of Mazan contributed to its rich history which shaped a cultural identity of ethnic diversity. Aden is of 77,823 km2 which includes Mediterranean mountains and coasts and a savannah inlands. The earliest evidence of civilization in Aden dates back more than three thousands years which is why most of its history is found. Aden was home to the Asanians, an old civilizations that took place on the mountains of Aden. The Masayas are an Allirian tribe that was and still is located in the mountains. In the same era, Mazanians came to Aden and declared it as part of their empire which was the main reason of the Imanization of Aden. Most of the Asanians have had close relationships with the Mazanians which contributed into making the New Aden. Few kept the cultural aspect of the Asanians that stayed in the mountains while the territories next to the sea became more and more civilized and educated. The Allyunian savannah was acquired into the territory of Aden in the 20th century. These tribes known as The Allynians enriched Aden's cultural diversity. Aden is one of the most important countries in the Imani world, it is known one of the centers for Traditional Imanis in the world. The economy is enriched by the religious tourism that is mainly due to the important Imani Universities in Aden in addition to its rich Imani history.


The word Aden is based on the Aden Bay in which the capital Aden Mdin is centered now. Aden Mdin used to be called Aden before acquiring the name Aden for the country, thus, the addition of Mdin which means city to the name of the city. Aden is derived from Aden. it is not certain on the origin of the name. A theory suggests that the name is based on the "The ^Aden Paradise" in the Imani religion, thus, the Hararis named the city "Aden" as a place in which someone works to go in the afterlife to The Paradise of ^Aden. The name was not named to consider the area as a paradise but a way to paradise. Another theory considers that ^Aden is derived from ^Adnan, the central grandfather of the Mazanics. This theory considers that the Mazanics named Aden the city in memory of their grandfather. Both theories are considered as valid in modern-era Aden, as Aden is considered as a religious country from one side, and that accepts the Mazanics as one of their ancestors.



There is evidence that date back to an early settlement in Mount-Asan considered as one of the oldest continuously inhabited areas in West Uletha. The evidence date back to the 1st century. Other evidence suggest that many tribes have settled in nowadays the Allyn savannah. Theory suggests that after a war between the tribes based on ethnicity and discrimination, The Masayas immigrated to the Mount-Ousayn which had no settlements, that theory dates back to the 2nd century.

Asan Sultanate (589-898)

The first known rule in Aden is the Asan Sultanate. The Sultanate is based on an agreement known as the Agreement of Surviving. It was made by the different Asanian families living in Mount-Asan which included the unification of their forces and the establishment of a Sultanate that is centered in Asan. It was agreed on verbally in 589 because of the illiteracy of the Asanians back then. in 656, Sultan Sam The Great was the first Sultan to adhere to Iman This move led to a wide conversion to Iman in Asan though many Asanians kept some of their traditions that weren't fully coherent with Iman. It is suggested that by 657, 90% of Asanians became Muslims.

Formation of Nadal Sultanate
Asan Sultanate Flag
Spread of The Asan Sultanate

In 682, a small Sultanate was established in Nadal called the "Nadal Sultanate" by Al Nadaly. Al Nadaly is known as a national hero in Nadal. In 2 years, Al Nadaly formed a strong religious population on the coastline of Nadal and made Nadal an economic center in Southern Ghetoria. Asanians felt that their importance next to the Nadal Sultanate is diminishing in relation to trade and farming which led them to poison Al Nadaly. His Grand Vizier Joubri took charge while being backed by the Asanians. This led to a revolution of the Nadalians in 685 that ended the Nadal Sultanate. Assanians were already planning an invasion of Nadal. The Asan Sultanate was based only on Mount-Asan until the expansion that happened in 695 that included Nadal, the West, and the area known today as Harar.

Asan Sultanate after The Revolution of The Tribes

Years between 670 and 720 were known as the grand immigration years. After Asanians adhered to Iman, Mazanic were welcomed in the area. The Mazanic language started to be used widely since Asanians were illiterate and found the Mazanic language as an important way for them to be civilized. The immigration led to the habitation of coastal areas in nowadays Aden. This trend has stopped after the plague hit Mount-Asan in 720. It is determined that the plague killed more than half the Asanians at the time. The plague was the main reason of the delay of the Mazanic conquest of Aden. It also scared the Mazanic which stopped the immigration. The plague mostly affected the Asanians and did not affect the Mazanics greatly, causes are still unknown till today, some studies suggest that the Mazanics had great techniques of socially distancing themselves from anyone that had the plague which stopped its spread.

The plague weakened the forces of the Asanians which led to to a civil war inside Asan in 722. However, Asan did not lose control over the territory. This war led to a lot of male deaths which led to many women losing their husbands and it affected the social gender balance thus increasing the amount of homo-amorous women that wanted to find affection and only found women for that. The aspects of this is still found in some areas in Asan were it homo-amorous relationships is still normalized until now even though it goes against Imani culture. Results consisted of a weakened system of governance and a lot of poverty for more than 50 years.

Followed by that, in 789, Sultan Lahab reigned following many failures in governance. Lahab started to reimburse many traditional mores that go back to Asanians before adhering Iman. He believed in a supremacy against the Mazanics and The Nadalis which led into a series of discriminatory events that eventually started the Revolution of the Tribes in 780. Its results was the independence of Mazanis, some Asanians, and Nadalis tribes. In 828, the Second Great Death took place in Asan which led to a great economic crisis in the area, however, it did not affect territories outside the Sultanate. by 898, the Asanians discrimination became excessive towards outside tribes which led to the tribes asking for help from the Mazanics which fastened the Mazanic conquest in the Area.

The Alezar Rule (898-1495)

The Muzanic Rule starting 898
Mazanic Asan Flag

898 was the year the Land of Asan started being officially ruled by the Alezar Caliphate. The Rule included all modern Aden excep Mount-Ousayn which were still governed by tribes. Mazanics were known as peaceful in general but were known as powerful in war from another perspective. Ousayn City, located between Nadal and Masaya, was first settled by Mazanic Nadalis in the 6th century. It was the main place of communication between Asanians and Masayas for two centuries. The Mazanic rule provoked the Masayas as outsiders in the area which led to tension from the start of the Mazanic rule. In 901, Ousayn was separated into two sides one for the Mazanic and one for the Masayas which escalated into the first war of Ousayn in 910 between both parties that led to the full rule of the Mazanics on Ousayn. A second war started in 925 in which Masayas ruled Kousayr (Old City in Ousayn). This era was characterized by many conflicts between both parties until the war of Bahman in 935 in which The Mazanics started the annexation of the Ousayn area. Masayas felt threatened by The Mazanics which led to the establishment of the Masaya State in 973. The Islands in Southern Ghetoria were invaded by the Alezar Caliphate. This started the immigration into the islands which started the dispute on the Islands with Arion that lasted close to 1,000 years.

Formation of The Masaya State
Ousayn Between 898 and 1300

The Masaya State received a lot of help from other kingdoms for it to stand against the Imani Caliphate of the Mazanic. The boundaries between both parties got unpopulated for a while because of the conflicts except Ousayn the city that was powerfully secured. in 1002, both parties agreed on meeting which led to the treaty of Ousayn that separated the area in a specified way to avoid conflicts. Peace in general was maintained for three centuries. In 1210, A civil war in Asan started on choosing the ruler of the area that resulted in a lot of deaths. Sultan Said Ibn Mujahid Al Ashmali visited the lands in 1212 to ease the war which led to the Treaty of Ashmal that guarantees the rights of all the parties in Asan. In 1310, the plague revisited Asan killing a lot of the men. The Masayas considered the plague as a chance for them to invade Asan which happened in 1310. Many mosques were destroyed by the Masayas until their withdrawal in 1311 after the Mazanics kidnapped the son of the ruler of the Masayas. After the son of the ruler came back to Masaya, in 1313, The Masayas killed 75% of Ousayins in Ousayn City and the close villages which was known as the Ousayn Genocide. It was followed by another genocide in the Nadal region in 1314. The genocides led to many Ousaynis and Nadalis running away from the sea to save themselves, they stayed in the Nydal islands that is an island close to the inlands but far from Masayans.. Mazanics launched a war against the Masayas that ended with an economic crisis in Masaya that was the start of the collapse of the Masaya State.

The Masaya State Flag

Followed by the economic crisis in Masaya, The Masaya rulers accepted help coming from Nadal which led to Many Masayas embracing Iman because of the communication with the Nadalis that wasn't happening before. Between 1356 and 1410, the Imanization of the state increased which led into a revolution on the rulers which resulted in reforms in the ruling. Non-Muslims and Muslims started a civil war in Ousayn in 1410 that lasted for 43 years. In 1453, rulers from both sides agreed on meeting and signing a peace treaty in Nadal.

Union of The Emirates (1495-1775)

Formation of The Emirate of Asan and The Emirate of Masaya

In 1495, after a decade of negotiations between the Mazanics and The Asanians, a treaty was signed between both parties that concluded the semi-independence of Asan from the Sultanate of Alezar, making it a sovereign entity under Mazanic Influence which resulted in the formation of the Emirate of Asan on 28th of march 1495. By 1512, Masayas became in majority Imanis, thus, they signed a similar deal with the Sultanate forming the Emirate of Masaya on the 13th of April 1512. On 15 march 1565, both rulers of the Emirates met in Ousayn to sign a deal on the formation of a union known as The United Emirates of Asan.

Union of The Emirates Map
The Masaya Emirate Flag
The Asan Emirate Flag Later Used for The Union

The Era of the Union was known as "The Golden Age" of Asan which was best known by the economic, educational, and culture renaissance. The Imani University in Nadal used to get thousands of students from all around the Imani world especially Arsam. This era was also known as the Harari Imani Era which started by Al Harari, a scholar born in Harar that influenced the coastal areas of Asan. While the coastal area were getting more and more educated and religious, the areas in Asan city were being influenced by Al Asin who was a supremacist that revived the Asanian traditions of discrimination once again. in 1775, a civil war started between both parties that was followed by the Arion invasion of Asan on the 16th of February.

The Arion Rule (1775-1783)

On the 19th of February, Major Harari religious figure met secretly and formed the Harari forces that would become the main opposition of the Hellanesians. by the end of may, Hararis gained their independence in Harar which was followed by many battles against Arion. On the 12th of august, on the lands that are now Aden Mdin, a battle known as The Battle of Aden started between both parties. After the win done by the Hararis, The Hararis liberated most of the coastal areas. A war to liberate Baytrouh followed in 1776 which was a success. in 1778, The Hararis would have already liberated Ousayn.

The Harari Mission

Arion established a coastal town on nowadays Harbel Mdin where old Imani settlements already existed. This area was known as the center of the war between both parties which is the reason why it was named as Harbel Mdin. On the 18th of July 1778, Arion launched a genocide on the Imanis of Harbel Mdin which led to the war of Harbel Mdin in 1779. The War is still known until today as one of the deadliest wars Aden has ever experienced. Later on, a peace treaty between both parties was signed on the 13th of may in 1779 to division of the cities into two parts, the Imani part governed by the Hararis and a Hellanesian part governed by Arion. Hellanesians are still to be found in Aden and especially in Harbel Mdin which they consider as their capital in the area.

The Harari's Flag Also Used As The Emirate of The Harari Flag

by 1783, the Hararis started a war known as "The Independence War" in which the goal was to free Asan from the rule of Arion. on the 24th of may, a treaty between main Asanian figures and Harari figures was made in Aden Mdin nowadays known as The Peace Treaty of Aden in which all parties agreed on ending the rule of Arion. Arion heard about the treaty and invaded Aden on the 26th of August which led to a battle known as The Second Battle of Aden in which Arion lost and had to withdraw from the area.

The Sultanate of Aden

Establishment of the Sultanate of Aden

from Aden Mdin, agreement was made on the establishment of a Sultanate centered in Aden named the Sultanate of Aden on the basis of the treat that happened on the 14th of february in 1784. The Capital was chosen as Aden for it being on the center of the coastline and for it to be different than all the older capitals to avoid any superiority based on ethnicity and history.

The Sultan received a lot of acceptance from all over Aden as the central religious government for the area. This did not last long, as a civil war started between the Asanians and the Masayas in 1801 on the governance of Ousayn which lasted for three years. During that time, Aden lost a lot of its food supply because of great fires that happened because of the sudden change in climate. The huge number of deaths because of the great famine led to a peace treaty that ended the war by 1803. in 1805, huge immigrations of Imani Turquese into Asan happened after a war in the Demirhan Empire, they formed an integrated community based on peace in nowadays known as the Turquese Valley.

The Harari Emirate and The Rajabi Dynasty

in 1850, Sultan Rajab El ^Omari reined the Sultanate, he was known as one of the reformers that modernized the country and integrated some of the lost culture of Arion that did not oppose Imani beliefs which led to improving the relation of Aden with major non-Muslim kingdoms in the world. A coup-d'etat happened in 1865 after the death of the sultan, it was led by his son Rajab Ibn Rajab. He did a major amendment that changed the electoral system of the sultanate into a dynasty in which the son of the sultan follows him after his death. This led to major protests all over the country that Rajab fought by blood which led to many people getting killed by the Rajabis.

The Hararis were the main group that did not accept that change because of it being against the rulings of Iman. However, the Hararis did not take part of the revolution, they started to meet secretly to plan on regaining independence all over the country. Most of their trials failed until the Harari war of independence that started in 1876 that started freeing areas one by one, the first city to gain independence was Nadal in 1876. Hararis kept on trying until they were able to form the Harari Emirates in the Harar and Nadal area. in 1905, a battle took place in Aden Mdin which led to the liberation of the city and moved the dynasty's capital to Asan. by 1906, the Nydal, Baytoruh, and ^Abdar areas were fully liberated. The most deadly war of the era was the Ousayn War that started on the 24th of February in 1913. The war kept on going until Ousayn and Mount-Ousayn were liberated on the 12th of August 1918. A war launched in 1925 which was the start of the end of the Rashidi Dynasty.

  • The Amendment and The Formation of The Harari Emirate
  • Reconquest of Coastal Aden
  • Reconquest of Ousayn and Masaya

  • By 1925, the Turquese rebelled against the dynasty in which a three years long war kept on going and led to a lot of deaths between the Turquese people. Conflicts rose between the Turquese that wanted to be part of the Harari Emirates and the close villages that wanted to stay part of the Rashidi dynasty. The Conflict was major because of the close distance between the settlements of the Turquese and the Asanians. in 1928, a civil war between both parties that ended in 1932 by the exchange of citizens between towns of the Asanian villages which led to the segregation that is still present between the Turquese and the Asanians.

    Republic of Aden

    Formation of The Republic of Aden

    In 1933, a revolution in Asan removed Rajab from being the ruler and executed him in what is known now as The Enemy's Square. Asanians formed a small republic on the 15th of November in 1933 called The Republic of Asan. The Hararis did not approve or accept the move done by the Assanians which led to major conflicts that started to ease by the peace treaty of Baytrouh in 1938. The Asanians suffered during that time from an economic crisis because of their land being surrounded by the Harari Emirate which led to the Asanians signing s treaty with the Hararis on the 21st of February in 1941 known as The Treaty of The Republic. This treaty would consider Asan as a semi-independent entity in the Emirates of Harari and includes a reform in the Emirate in which the government would switch to being a republic that is more open to diversity and for it to be for all citizens of Aden, thus, the start of the formation of the First Republic of Aden. Conflicts kept on rising between both parties until the Hararis declared the Republic of Aden in 1946 after annexing Asan and making it fully as part of the republic on the 16th of February.

    Modern-Era Aden

    In 1947, while Aden was starting its second renaissance, the Arraz Accords happened between Aden and Mazan in the city of Arraz. This gave the Alezar, Hodoud, and Allyn areas to the republic of Aden because of the presence of Adenians and Allynians in the area.

    The New Republic of Aden - The Arraz Accords

    The Accords were to be effective by 1953 after 9 years of the treaty. No strict border passing will be formed on the borders with Mazan. by 1949, different rulers of different areas in Aden and the rulers of Allynian tribes and the Mazanic Sultan met in Aden Mdin in what was known as The Treaty of The Capital in which a referendum was made on the constitution that specifies the rights of all the parties in addition to adding the territory of the Allyn savannah officially to Aden with Allynians getting special treatments and budgets in Aden. The treaty was signed on the 16th of February in 1950. This day is known as the Aden National Holiday. The referendum was fully endorsed on the 7th of may in 1953 on which The New Republic of Aden was officially formed.

    Aden experienced great improvement in its infrastructure during the last decade in addition to a great economic growth which is mainly because of the government that is based on full transparency. By 2020, Aden is one of the most advanced countries in the world and the most advanced country in the Imani world. It holds great relationships with different parts of the world and is considered as the capital of the Imani world. Despite Aden having a small size compared to other major nations, its unity with Mazan, it is considered a major force in the new world .


    Aden is located in the southern west of West Uletha, on the shore of the Sea, extending for about 70 thounsands sq kilometers. The capital city, Aden Mdin is at the center of the country from the shore, it was initially a small settlement next to the River of Aden but it naturally expanded after the formation of the republic across Aden Bay known historically as The Golden Bay.

    Aden is divided into five distinct physiographic regions: the coastal plain, the Aden mountains, the Aden valley, the Anti-Aden mountains, and the Allyn Desert.

    The coastal plain which is rich with lands that are suitable to be used as farms, different chain of interior mountains including high peaks compared to Tarephia's mountains. The Mountain of Ousayn included the highest peaks in Aden, with the peak of Masiya (4145 m) as the highest, followed by the peak of Mardinya (3243 m). The peak of Nadal (2220 m) in the Mountain of Nadal is considered as important because of it being accessible to tourists. The Mountain of Asan is known as the heart of Aden because of it's central location in the country and the importance of its territory in older times. Its heighest peak is the peak of Asan (2693 m) followed by the peak of the Turquese (2174 m). The Baynal Rayn peak (1765 m) which is part of the Mountain of Asan is considered as an important peak because it is very close to the capital. The Mountain of Al Hodoud, the Mountain of Yofrat, the Mountain of Bayna Bayn,and the Mountain of Harar form the ^Abdar Province. They are special because of their closeness to the sea. These mountains peak at (2002 m, 1412 m, 1435 m, and 1862 m respectively).

    The Valley of Aden sits between the Aden mountains in the south and the Anti-Aden range in the north; The valley is 360 km long and 13 to 34 km wide, its fertile soil is formed by alluvial deposits.

    The Anti-Aden range runs parallel to the Aden mountains, its highest peak is in the south at 2,212 metres.

    The Allyn Desert is in the north of Aden behind the Anti-Aden mountains. The Desert 244 km long and 130 and 86 to 230 km wide. Mount Allyn is a rocky mountain found in the desert next to the city of Allyn, it peaks at 1453 meters.


    Aden has 6 islands and 11 islets. Most of them are near the coastline except the Nydal Islands which are in the south of ^Abdar constituting the city of Nydal. Other important settlements can be found on the big islands close to Nydal and on both islands close to Baynal Rayn and the capital. Notable Islands consists of: Nydal, Ayyoubi, El Joumhour, Al Muwahhid, and Al ^Asima.


    Aden has a dry summer climate on the coast and in Aden Mountains characterized by a long, semi-hot, and dry summer, and a cold, rainy and snowy winter. Fall is a transitional season with a lowering of temperature and little rain; spring occurs when the winter rains cause the vegetation to revive. Topographical variation creates local modifications of the basic climatic pattern. Along the coast, summers are warm and humid, with little or no rain. Heavy dews form, which are beneficial to agriculture. The daily range of temperature is not wide. Some of the high peaks get a snowy season in the winter with a lot of rain on other parts of the inner-mountains. The climate is sometimes considered close to tropical by some studies. The anti-Aden mountains have a dry climate all year with an influence of the desert climate of the desert.

    In the Aden Mountains the high increase in altitude produces extremely cold winters with more precipitation and snow. The summers have a wider daily range of temperatures and less humidity. In the winter, frosts are frequent and snows heavy; in fact, snow covers the highest peaks for much of the winter. In the summer, temperatures may rise as high as 31 Celsius during the day, but they fall far lower at night. Inhabitants of the coastal cities, as well as visitors, seek refuge from the oppressive humidity of the coast by spending much of the summer in the mountains, where numerous summer resorts are located.

    The Aden Valley have considerably less precipitation and humidity and a wider variation in daily and yearly temperatures.

    The climate of the Allyn deserts is characterized by hot summers and warm winters. The climate is categorized as desert climate. The hottest months are July and August, when average maximum temperatures reach above 45 °C (113 °F). The average annual rainfall is less than 100 mm, but in the mountainous areas annual rainfall often reaches 350 mm (13.8 in). Rain falls in short, torrential bursts during the summer months. The region is prone to occasional, violent dust storms, which can severely reduce visibility.


    In Aden many rivers flow, which are important in the term of length. There are 8 rivers in Aden which are the main source of drinkable water for Aden. Many small rivers meet in the Baytrouh lake.


    The National Anthem of Aden (Mazanic: نشيد عدِن الوطني, Nashid ^Aden Al-Watani) was written and composed by Omar Ibn Mohammad in 1803. It was formally known as the Anthem of The Caliphate (Mazanic: نشيد الخلافة, Nashidoul Khilafa). It was adopted on the 16th of February 1953 during the treaty of the capital.


    When Omar Ibn Muhammad wrote the anthem during the Caliphate, the Caliphate back them loved it and asked for all mosques to read it after every single prayer, this led to the anthem being memorized by most of the population. The Anthem had a special place in the nation, Adenians used to recite it in their weddings, their funerals and whenever they are happy.

    In 1953, during the treaty of the capital, The anthem was adopted as the national anthem because of its special place for the citizens of Aden.


    The National Anthem
    Mazanic Adenian Mazanic Ingherish Translation

    باسم الله
    بسم الله الرحمن
    راحمني في دنياي وآخرتي
    بسم الله الهادي
    هداني إلى الصراط المستقيم
    يا رحيم يا رحيم
    الله يا الله
    لك الملك وإياك نعبد
    باسمك ربي نحكم
    باسمك ربي نعدل
    نسألك الحكمة
    نسألك العدل
    نسألك الأمان
    نسألك الغفران
    أحدٌ أحد
    أحدٌ أحد
    في السلام وفي الحروب
    باسمك ربي نخوض البحور

    Bismi l-Raḥman
    Raḥimouni Fi Dounyay wa 'akhirati
    Bismillah l-Hadi
    Hadani 'ila Sirat-in mustaqim
    Ya Rahim Ya Rahim
    Allahou ya Allah
    Laka l-moulk wa 'iyyak na^boud
    Bismika Rabbi Naḥkim
    Bismika Rabbi Na^dil
    Nas'alouka l-ḥikma
    Nas'alouka l-^adl
    Nas'alouka l-'aman
    Nas'alouka l-ghofran
    Ahad-oun Ahad
    Ahad-oun Ahad
    Fi l-salam wa fi l-ḥouroub
    Bismika Rabbi Nakhoudou l-boḥour

    In the name of God
    In the name of The Most Merciful
    The One that has mercy on me in my life and afterlife
    In the name of God the one who guides me
    The one who guides me to right path
    O The Merciful O The Merciful
    Allah O Allah
    To you we belong and we worship you
    In your name God we rule
    In your name God we are just
    We ask You make us wise
    We ask You to make us just
    We ask You to grant us safety
    We ask You to grand us forgiveness
    You are One and Indivisible
    You are One and Indivisible
    In peace and In war
    In your name we cross the seas





    Aden Ethnic Population

    Aden's ethnic composition is heterogenous. According to the constitution, Aden is composed of 6 main ethnicities: Mazanics (including Adenian and non-Adenian Mazanics), Asanians, Allynians, Masayas, Hellanesians and Turquese. 70.35% of Adenians are Mazanics. Historically, Asanians used to live in the area of Mount-Asan while Masayas used to live in Mount-Masaya. Hellanesian used to be found on the islands. On the other hand, Mazanics used to live on the coast and on the Western inland area of Baytrouh and Ashhad. Even though scientifically Mazanics and Asanians ethnicity is close, historical cultural factors kept them separated.


    Aden Cities and its Urbanization

    Aden is 54.19% fully urbanized with 11,001,304 living in cities. More than 33% of the population live on the coast with 18.7% of them living in the capital. 81.35% Non-Adenian Mazanics live in cities while only 39.65% of Masayas live in cities which is the lowest percentage between all ethnicities.

    The biggest city is the capital Aden Mdin with 3,800,000 residents in the city border. It is followed by Allyn (1,610,000) and Baytrouh (670,000).





    Administrative Divisions

    Aden is divided into 20 governorates (محافظة، Muhafaza) with Aden Mdin being the capital and the center for the Parliament. The advisory Aden Imani Council is in Harar with secondary Councils in each Kaza. The 20 governorates are divided into districts (قضاء, Kaza) which are divided into several municipalities. Some municipalities are divided into distinct neighborhoods especially in cities.

    Governorates of Aden

    Aden Governorate Divisions
    Governorate Name in Arabic (محافظة) Postal
    Governorate Capital Area (km2) Population Pop.


    ElBalad البلد BLD Aden Mdin 2,448 4,350,000 1,777
    Allyn ألّين ALN Allyn 5,550 2,300,100 414,43
    Baynal Rayn بين الرين BRN Baynal Rayn 2,779 2,150,000 773.66
    Baytrouh بيتروح BTR Baytrouh 3,044 1,650,300 542.15
    Asan أسان ASN Asan 4,298 1,400,500 325.85
    Harar هرر HRR Harar 2,448 1,320,000 539.22
    Harbel Mdin حرب المدين HRM Harbel Mdin 4,162 850,200 204.28
    Ousayn أُسين OSN Ousayn 4,363 765,000 175.34
    Abdar عبدر ABD Abdar 4,405 750,300 170.33
    Nydal نضال NDL Nydal 4,335 730,500 168.51
    Coast of Nadal ساحل ندال CND Nadal 1,092 685,000 627.29
    Inrak إنرآك INK Inrak 3,405 650,300 190.98
    Alezar العزار AZR TBD 5,067 505,300 99.72
    Hiyad حياد HYD Sayouban 3,077 450,200 146.31
    Masaya مسايا MSY Masaya 4,524 423,530 93.62
    Maytam ميتم MYT Maytam 2,268 370,300 163.27
    Sawad سواد SWD TBD 3,054 340,300 111.43
    Hodoud حدود HDD TBD 10,976 320,400 29.19
    Masar مسار MSR TBD 1,865 300,200 160.97
    Land of Nadal سهل ندال LND Wassina 4,681 215,000 45.93

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