Aden is a port city and the capital of Yemen since 2015. The Aden port is between India and Europe has made it desirable to rulers who sought to possess it at various times throughout history.
Aden was ruled by Ottoman Empire, Portuguese and British. Until 1937, Aden was governed by British India and was known as the Aden Settlement. The Settlement was detached from India and became the British Colony of Aden in 1937. This followed a change in monetary units.
Aden ceased to be a Colony of the British and became the capital of a new state known as the People's Republic of South Yemen which was renamed in 1970 as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.
Aden was ruled by many imperialists and so their trade was not in the control of aboriginals. After independence, Aden as a city faced many basic problems and hunger was one of them. In 1963 Aden issued a stamp on the theme of ‘Freedom from Hunger’.
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