|• Governor||Ahmed Lamlas'|
|• Total||1,114 km2 (430 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
Aden was under British rule in the period from 1839 to 1967. In 1967, after years of struggle, Aden and other southern governorates gained their independence. The city of Aden subsequently became the capital of South Yemen between 1967 and 1990. In 1990, both South Yemen and North Yemen combined to form the present Republic of Yemen. Aden is now the commercial capital of the Republic of Yemen.
On 6 December 2015, the governor of Aden, General Jaafar Mohammed Saad, was killed in a car bomb attack that also killed six members of his entourage. Several other bystanders were wounded. Shortly after the attack, the Islamic State claimed responsibility. On July 29, 2020, Ahmed Hamed Lamlas, the STC secretary general was appointed by the Yemeni in-exile president as new governor of Aden as a result of the modified version of the Riyadh agreement signed between the Yemeni government and the southern transitional council representatives.
Aden Governorate is divided into the following 8 districts. These districts are further divided into sub-districts, and then further subdivided into villages: