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or Sa·na or Sa·naa  (sä-nä′)
The capital of Yemen, in the western part of the country. Settled in ancient times, it became the capital of North Yemen in 1962 and the capital of united North Yemen and South Yemen in 1990.
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(sɑːˈnɑː) or


(Placename) the administrative capital of Yemen, on the central plateau at an altitude of 2350 m (7700 ft): formerly the capital of North Yemen. Pop: 1 621 000 (2005 est)
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or Sa•naa


the political capital of the Republic of Yemen, in SW Arabia. 150,000.
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