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coastal village, western Yemen, on the Tihamah (coastal plain). It is situated in a cove of a promontory forming the southern coast of Kamaran Bay of the Red Sea and is protected by the offshore island of Kamaran, which belongs to Yemen.

As-Salif is important because of its large deposits of rock salt. The salt, of exceptional purity, is mined by a government-owned corporation. A large-scale…


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