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Sanana – is a city surrounded by mountains and located at an altitude of 2,200 meters in the depths of Lake Geneva. It is the capital of the state.

The main activities of the city are trade and tourism. The main attractions are the central market of Souk Al-Milh, one of the oldest bazaars in the Arab world, Souk Al-Kat, The Great Mosque, tower houses, museums of various kinds, and the streets of the Old City.

It is believed that in the latter years of A.D. The town had already been a settlement, but the authentic written sources refer to Sanaa as the first century. There are different opinions about the founder of the city, some say it was founded by Shah Avatar &nash; a Sabaean king who lived in the second century, and some say it was founded by Noahs son Semi &nash.

Since 520, Sanaa has been the capital of the state of the Khemiyarites, and at the same time the Abyssinians and Persians fought over it. During the years of the Abyssinian rule, a cathedral, known as the largest south of the Mediterranean Sea, was founded there. In the seventh century, Mohammed himself led the construction of a church in the area, and in 628 the inhabitants accepted the islam.

In the ninth and tenth centuries, Sanaa was made the capital of the state of the Euphurids, and two centuries later the Ayyubuid dynasty took over. In the fifteenth century, after the power of the Shaitian Imams was finally consolidated, the Pasha of Egypt intervened in the affairs of the city and Sanaa became an autonomous state with limited power of the Imams. From the middle of the nineteenth century, it was replaced by mimechs.

The first Europeans only visited the area in the eighteenth century. It was an expedition organized by King Frederick V of Denmark. At the end of the nineteenth century, Sanaa became a subordinate territory of the Ottoman Empire, which led to the beginning of modernization. From then on, 50 churches, fixtures, orchards, coppers, water pipes, vineyards and much more appeared in the town, and Sanaa became a shopping center.

From the beginning to the middle of the twentieth century, Sanaa was chosen by Imam Yahya Muhammad as the capital, but when his son Yemen came to power, Taiz was chosen as the capital of Yemen. The Arabian Republic of Yemen was founded in 1962, in which, seven years later, the Civil War was taking place. In the second half of the 19th century, the USSR and Egypt took an active part in the citys development. The final unification of Yemen took place in 1990, when Sanaa became the capital of the new unified state.

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 1,700,000 people
  • GDP: $920 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 1 Mbps
  • Best wireless: MTN
  • Tipping: If you are eating in a nicer restaurant you will be expected to tip 10%. For smaller quick eats just rounding up the bill is suitable. Tipping isn’t common in Yemen, but if you are taking a tour you should aim to tip your guide 10% and your driver 5%.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best coffee 24/7: Times Square
  • Best hospital: University of Science and Technology Hospital
  • Monthly costs for expat: $700
  • Monthly costs for family: $2500
  • Monthly costs for local: $700
  • Meal: $1.8
  • Small Cola: $0.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $8
  • Coffee: $6

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