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The peninsula of Aden is situated on the south­ern coast of Arabia, at the entrance to the Red Sea. The British crown colony (1839–196­7) occupied only some seventy‑five square miles. Aden’s climate is exceedingly harsh, marked by stifling heat. Its land is barren, devoid of agriculture and mineral wealth. The British recognized the strate­gic significance of Aden’s harbor, commanding the mo…

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Reuben Ahroni, “Aden”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0000740>
First published online: 2010

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