Dhamar is a governorate of Yemen. The visitor enters Dhamar governorate about
70 km south of the Sana’a airport.
The center of the governorate is about 100 km from Sana’a, the capital of the Republic.
The governorate sits among a number of other governorates: Sana’a to the north and northeast, al-Bayda’ to the east, Ibb to the south,
and Raymah and al-Hudaydah to the west.
The governorate’s climate is temperate, although the central and eastern sections of the governorate tend to be cold during the winter, while the valleys and western slopes are warmer. The average temperatures range from 10 to 19 °C in summer, and from 8 to -1 °C in winter.
The governorate in general lies 1600-3200 m above the sea level, with a topographic relief
that varies from high mountains to deep valleys, upland plains and plateaus. The most mountain peaks include Isbil, al-Lisi, Duran, the two Wusab mountain ranges, and the Utamah mountains. Jahran, in the north central part of the governorate, is its most extensive plain.