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Sana'a is the capital of Yemen and the centre of Sana'a Governorate. The city is not part of the Governorate, but forms the separate administrative district of "Amanat Al-Asemah". Sana'a is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. At an altitude of 2,300 metres, it is also one of the highest capital cities in the world. Sana'a has a population of approximately 1,937,500, making it Yemen's largest city. The old city of Sana'a, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a distinctive visual character due its unique architectural characteristics, most notably expressed in its multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns. Located here is the Great Mosque of Sana'a, the largest in the city. (via Freebase)