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Perim
Arabic: barīm



Perim, Yemen

Island of Yemen, located to the Strait of Mandeb, which forms the entrance to the Red Sea from the Indian Ocean.
The island is about 13 km² large, with 65 metres as its highest point. It has a tiny settled community, although there is no natural source of fresh water. There is very little vegetation here. The natural port on its south coast is now used under

History
1857: Taken control of by the British, and made part of the colony of Aden.
1869: Becomes a coaling station for ships using the Suez Canal.
1967: Aden gains indepencdence, and Perim is part of the new state of South Yemen.




By Tore Kjeilen