Sana'a is the capital of Yemen and the center of San‘a’ Governorate. It is Yemen's largest city.
San‘a’ lies in the heart of Yemeni highlands on a plateau at an altitude of 2,200 m (7,220 ft) surrounded by several mountains, notably Jabal Nuqum and Aiban. It has a cool and dry climate and in the winter time light frost is possible. The city enjoys a fair weather during the months of April to October. Afternoon thunderstorms are common which brings much of San'a's annual rainfall. The city is around 370 km (230 mi) north of Aden, the economical and financial center of Yemen.