Aden

geographical name
\ ˈä-dᵊn How to pronounce Aden (audio) , ˈā- \

Definition of Aden

1 former British protectorate in southern Arabia comprising the entire southern coast of what is now Yemen; became part of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 1967 area 112,000 square miles (291,200 square kilometers)
2 former British colony in southwestern Arabia comprising Perim Island, the city of Aden, and the surrounding area; became part of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 1967 area 75 square miles (195 square kilometers)
3 city and port on the Gulf of Aden in southern Yemen; formerly the capital of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and before that the capital of Aden colony and protectorate population 240,370

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“Aden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aden. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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