Abu Hamad

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Abu Hamad
Abu Hamad is located in Sudan
Abu Hamad
Abu Hamad
Location in Sudan
Coordinates: 19°32′36″N 33°20′16″E / 19.54333°N 33.33778°E / 19.54333; 33.33778
Country Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan
Admin. division River Nile State

Abu Hamad (Arabic: أبو حمد), also spelt 'Abu Hamed') is a town of Sudan on the right bank of the Nile, 345 mi by rail north of Khartoum. It stands at the centre of the great S-shaped bend of the Nile, and from it the railway to Wadi Halfa strikes straight across the Nubian desert, a little west of the old caravan route to Korosko. A branch railway, 138 mi long, from Abu Hamad goes down the right bank of the Nile to Karima in the Dongola mudiria.

The town is named after a celebrated sheikh buried here, by whose tomb travellers crossing the desert used formerly to deposit all superfluous goods, the sanctity of the saint's tomb ensuring their safety.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Abu Hamad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
30
(86)
34
(93)
38
(100)
41
(105)
43
(109)
41
(105)
41
(105)
42
(107)
39
(102)
33
(91)
29
(84)
36.6
(97.4)
Average low °C (°F) 12
(53)
13
(55)
17
(62)
21
(69)
24
(75)
27
(80)
26
(78)
27
(80)
27
(80)
23
(73)
19
(66)
14
(57)
20.8
(69)
Precipitation cm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.1)
0.8
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.1
(0.4)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Abu Hamad, Sudan". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

References[edit]

Attribution

Coordinates: 19°32′36″N 33°20′16″E / 19.54333°N 33.33778°E / 19.54333; 33.33778