Coordinates: 12.152222, 53.037222
- Darsah uninhabited Island 26.11 Km E (97°)
- Shoab Beach 61.69 Km NE (39°)
- Abd al Kuri Island 87.03 Km W (272°)
Samhah is an inhabited island of the Socotra archipelago. It belongs to Yemen. Administratively it is under Hadhramaut Governorate. Its area is 40 km2, making it the smallest of the three inhabited islands of the archipelago. It is located between the island of Socotra and Somalia. There is a dispute between Yemen and Somalia’s government over the island’s sovereignty.
It measures 40 square kilometers (15 square miles) in area, making it the smallest of the three inhabited islands of the group, after the main island of Socotra and Abd al Kuri. The population of some 100 lives in a village on the western part of the north coast. Samhah and neighboring Darsah (17 km (11 mi) to the east) are collectively known as “Al Ikhwan” which means “The Brothers”. The island of Samhah measures 12 kilometers (7 miles) in length and 6.8 kilometers (4.2 miles) in width.
The island has its own water that is only sufficient to provide the needs of the only one village of the island.
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