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Socotra Governorate

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Socotra Governorate

Socotra (Arabic: أرخبيل سقطرىAl-Maḥwīt) or Suqutra is one of the governorates of Yemen. It is composed of the archipelago of Socotra.


Since before British rule, the Socotra had been part of Mahra Sultanate, and remained so after Mahra became part of Aden Protectorate. With independence of South Yemen in 1967, the archipelago was attached to Aden Governorate, despite its distance. In 2004, it was moved to Hadramaut Governorate.[1] Since December 2013, it has been a governorate of its own.[2]



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