Location in Yemen

Coordinates: 16°59′9″N 43°45′52″E / 16.98583°N 43.76444°E / 16.98583; 43.76444
Country  Yemen
Governorate Saada
Occupation Houthis (Ansar Allah)
Elevation 1,836 m (6,024 ft)
Population (2004)
  Total 51,870
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)
Climate BWh

Sa'dah (Arabic: صعدة Ṣaʿda) is the capital city of Saada Governorate[1] in north-western Yemen at an elevation of about 1,800 meters. Its population in 2004 was estimated at 51,870. It was formerly identified with Karna, the kingdom of the ancient kingdom of Ma'in, which is now known to be identical to the ancient Qarnawu near the modern Ma'in in the Al Jawf Governorate.

After the Battle of Sa'dah in 2011, Houthis took control of the city.

Sa'dah's Al-Hadi Mosque


  1. "YEMEN : provinces population". Retrieved 2015-07-21.
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