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Sudan (Arabic: السودان as-Sūdān, /suˈdæn/, /suːˈdɑːn/), officially the Republic of the Sudan (Arabic: جمهورية السودان Jumhūrīyat as-Sūdān), is a country in north-east Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west and Libya to the northwest. It is the third largest country in Africa. The River Nile divides the country into eastern and western halves. Its predominant religion is Islam. Sudan was home to numerous ancient civilizations, such as the Kingdom of Kush, Kerma, Nobatia, Alodia, Makuria, Meroë and others, most of which flourished along the Nile. During the pre-dynastic period Nubia and Nagadan Upper Egypt were identical, simultaneously evolved systems of pharaonic kingship by 3300 BC. By virtue of its proximity to Egypt, the Sudan participated in the wider history of the Near East inasmuch as it was Christianized by the 6th century, and Islamized in the 15th. As a result of Christianization, the Old Nubian language stands as the oldest recorded Nilo-Saharan language (earliest records dating to the 9th century).Sudan was the largest country in Africa and the Arab world until 2011, when South Sudan separated into an independent country, following an independence referendum. Sudan is now the third largest country in Africa (after Algeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and also the third largest country in the Arab world (after Algeria and Saudi Arabia). Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Non-Aligned Movement, as well as an observer in the World Trade Organization. Its capital is Khartoum, the political, cultural and commercial centre of the nation. It is a federal presidential representative democratic republic. The politics of Sudan is regulated by a parliamentary organization called the National Assembly. The Sudanese legal system is based on Islamic law.Sudan (Arabic: السودان as-Sūdān, /suˈdæn/, /suːˈdɑːn/), officially the Republic of the Sudan (Arabic: جمهورية السودان Jumhūrīyat as-Sūdān), is a country in north-east Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west and Libya to the northwest. It is the third largest country in Africa. The River Nile divides the country into eastern and western halves. Its predominant religion is Islam. Sudan was home to numerous ancient civilizations, such as the Kingdom of Kush, Kerma, Nobatia, Alodia, Makuria, Meroë and others, most of which flourished along the Nile. During the pre-dynastic period Nubia and Nagadan Upper Egypt were identical, simultaneously evolved systems of pharaonic kingship by 3300 BC. By virtue of its proximity to Egypt, the Sudan participated in the wider history of the Near East inasmuch as it was Christianized by the 6th century, and Islamized in the 15th. As a result of Christianization, the Old Nubian language stands as the oldest recorded Nilo-Saharan language (earliest records dating to the 9th century).Sudan was the largest country in Africa and the Arab world until 2011, when South Sudan separated into an independent country, following an independence referendum. Sudan is now the third largest country in Africa (after Algeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and also the third largest country in the Arab world (after Algeria and Saudi Arabia). Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Non-Aligned Movement, as well as an observer in the World Trade Organization. Its capital is Khartoum, the political, cultural and commercial centre of the nation. It is a federal presidential representative democratic republic. The politics of Sudan is regulated by a parliamentary organization called the National Assembly. The Sudanese legal system is based on Islamic law.
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White NileWhite Nile (Arabic: النيل الأبيض‎‎ An Nīl al Ābyaḍ) is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 30,411 km2 and an estimated population of approximately 1,188,707 (2006). Since 1994 Rabak is the capital of the state; other important cities include Kosti and Ed Dueim.Show on map
North KordofanNorth Kurdufan (Arabic: شمال كردفان‎‎ Šamāl Kurdufān) is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 185,302 km² and an estimated population of 2,920,890 (2008 census) (3,340,000 (2011 estimate)). Al-Ubayyid is the capital of the state. North Kurdufan is generally arid and desert.Show on map
SinnarSennar (Arabic: سنار‎‎ Sannār) is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 37,844 km² and a population of approximately 1,100,000 (2000).Sinar State is delimited by Al-Gazira State in the north, The Blue Nile State in the south, Al-Gedaref State and the Sudanese Ethiopian borders in the east and the White Nile State & the Upper Nile State of South Sudan in the west.Singa is the capital of Sennar State. Another significant town is Sennar (or Mukwar), the largest city in the state and other rich commercial towns including El-Suki locality, and El-Dinder locality. The main economic activity is agriculture with the irrigated scheme of Suki, the sugar factory of Sennar and a number of fruit (including bananas and mangos) growers located on the banks of the Blue Nile. In termsShow on map
Eastern DarfurEast Darfur State (Arabic: ولاية شرق دارفور‎‎ Wilāyat Šarq Dārfūr; Sharq Darfur) is one of the states of Sudan, and one of five comprising the Darfur region. It was created in January 2012 as a result of the ongoing peace process for the wider Darfur region. The state capital is Ed Daein. The state was formed from land that was part of the state of South Darfur.Show on map
Central DarfurCentral Darfur State (Arabic: ولاية وسط دارفور‎‎ Wilāyat Wasaṭ Dārfūr) is one of the states of Sudan, and one of five comprising the Darfur region. It was created in January 2012 as a result of the ongoing peace process for the wider Darfur region. The state capital is Zalingei. The state was formed from land that had been part of the states of West Darfur and South Darfur.Show on map
Northern StateNorthern (Arabic: الشمالية‎‎ Aš Šamāliya) is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 348,765 km² and an estimated population of 833,743 (2006). Dongola is the capital of the state. The town of Wadi Halfa, a headquarters of the British in the late nineteenth century, is located in the north of the province. The other towns (localities) are Merowe, Karima, Al-Dabbah and Dongola. Northern Sudan was in ancient times Nubia. Jebel Uweinat is a mountain range in the area of the Egyptian-Libyan-Sudanese borderShow on map
KhartoumKhartoum State (Arabic: ولاية الخرطوم‎‎ Wilāyat al-Ḫarṭūm) is one of the eighteen states of Sudan. Although it is the smallest state by area (22,142 km2), it is the most populous (5,274,321 in 2008 census). It contains the country's largest city by population, Omdurman, and the city of Khartoum, which is the capital of the state as well as the national capital of Sudan. The capital city contains offices of the state, governmental and non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, and the main airport.Show on map
Red SeaRed Sea (Arabic: البحر الأحمر‎‎ Al Baḥr al Aḥmar) is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 212,800 km² and an estimated population of 1,396,000 (2010). Port Sudan is the capital of the state. Sudan claims, but does not control the Hala'ib Triangle, a region disputed between Sudan and Egypt. The original inhabitants of the State are the Beja Tribes, who constitute above 65% of the current population with lower wealth and power in the region.Show on map
Al JazirahAl Jazirah (Arabic: ولاية الجزيرة‎‎ Al Ǧazīra), (Madani) also spelt Gezira, is one of the 18 states of Sudan. The state lies between the Blue Nile and the White Nile in the east-central region of the country. It has an area of 27,549 km2. The name comes from the Arabic word for island. Wad Madani is the capital of the state.Show on map
Al QadarifAl Qadarif (Arabic: القضارف‎‎ Al Qaḍārif), also spelt Gadaref or Gadarif, is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 75,263 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,400,000 (2000). Al Qadarif is the capital of the state; other towns include Doka and Gallabat. Demographics Economic activity Agriculture The most important agricultural projects in the state are: Forests Livestock Industry Services The cities of the state The most important cities and localities:Show on map
Blue NileBlue Nile (Arabic: النيل الأزرق‎‎ an-Nīl al-ʾAzraq ), called Central (Arabic: الوسطى‎‎ al-Wustā ) from 1991 until 1994, is one of the eighteen states of the Republic of Sudan. It was established by presidential decree nº 3 in 1992 and is named after the Blue Nile River. It has an area of 45,844 km² and an estimated population of 1,193,293. The Central Bureau of Statistics quoted the population at 832,112 in the 2006 census. Ad-Damazin is the capital of the state. The state of Blue Nile is home to the Roseires Dam, the main source of hydroelectric power in Sudan until the completion of the Merowe Dam in 2010.Show on map
Western DarfurWest Darfur State (Arabic: ولاية غرب دارفور‎‎ Wilāyat Ḡarb Dārfūr; Gharb Darfor) is one of the states of Sudan, and one of five comprising the Darfur region. Prior to the creation of two new states in January 2012, it had an area of 79,460 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,007,000 (2006). It borders North and Central Darfur to the east. The Chadian prefectures of Biltine and Ouaddaï lie to the west, while to the north is the prefecture of Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti. Al-Junaynah is the capital of the state. West Darfur has been the site of much of the ongoing Darfur conflict.Show on map
West Kordofan StateWest Kurdufan (Arabic: غرب كردفان‎‎; transliterated: Gharb Kurdufan) is one of the 18 wilayat or provinces of Sudan. In 2006 it had an area of 111,373 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,320,405. Al-Fulah is the capital of the state.Show on map
Southern DarfurSouth Darfur State (Arabic: ولاية جنوب دارفور‎‎ Wilāyat Ǧanūb Dārfūr; Janob Darfor) is one of the wilayat or states of Sudan. It is one of the five states that compose the region of Darfur in western Sudan.Show on map
Southern KordofanSouth Kordofan (Arabic: جنوب كردفان‎‎ Ğanūb Kurdufān) is one of the 18 wilayat or provinces of Sudan. It has an area of 158,355 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,100,000 people (2000). Kaduqli is the capital of the state. It is centered on the Nuba Hills. Because South Kordofan is the only state in (North) Sudan that is producing oil, the ethnic Nubans who live there are being targeted by the northern military.Show on map
KassalaKassala (Arabic: كسلا, called Ash Sharqiyah during 1991—1994) is one of the 18 wilayat (states) of Sudan. It has an area of 36,710 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,400,000 (2000). Kassala is the capital of the state; other towns in Kassala include Aroma, Hamashkoraib, Halfa el Jadida (New Halfa), Khashm el Girba and Telkuk.Show on map
River NileRiver Nile (Arabic: ولاية نهر النيل‎‎ Naḥr an Nīl) is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 122,123 km² (47,152 mi²) and an estimated population of 1,027,534 (2006). It consists of 6 localities (according to the latest political mapping) Ad-Damir is the capital city of the state. Slightly north of Ad-Damir is the important rail junction town of Atbarah; the other towns (localities) are Shendi, Al-Matamma, Berber and Abu Hamed. It also embraces the largest electricity generating project in the country, Alex Tanfield which is situated north of Abu Hamed.Show on map
Northern DarfurNorth Darfur State (Arabic: ولاية شمال دارفور‎‎ Wilāyat Šamāl Dārfūr; Shamal Darfor) is one of the wilayat or states of Sudan. It is one of the five states composing the Darfur region. It has an area of 296,420 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,583,000 (2006). Al-Fashir is the capital of the state. Other significant towns include Ailliet, Kebkabiya, Kutum, Mellit (Malit), Tawilah and Umm Kadadah.Show on map