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Yemen part II - Wadi Hadramawt

December 28th 2006
Yemen part II - Wadi Hadramawt The word Wadi might be new for some people. It basically means riverbed. The riverbeds in eastern Yemen are dry for most of the year. But the precious little rainwater that does come gathers in the Wadis and therefor making them more suitable for agriculture than other land in this part of the country. Consequently people mostly live in or close by the Wadis and tha ... read more
Middle East » Yemen

Yemeni Flag North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern governm... ... read more
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