Al Qadarif (state)

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Al Qadarif
القضارف
Gadaref, Gadarif or Qadārif
State
Location in Sudan.
Location in Sudan.
Coordinates: 14°0′N 35°0′E / 14.000°N 35.000°E / 14.000; 35.000Coordinates: 14°0′N 35°0′E / 14.000°N 35.000°E / 14.000; 35.000
Country  Sudan
Region Kassala (Eastern Sudan)
Capital Al Qadarif
Government
 • Governor Karam Allah Abbas
Area
 • Total 75,263 km2 (29,059 sq mi)
Population (2006 (est.))
 • Total 1,369,300
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Al Qadarif (Arabic: القضارفAl 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.