White Nile (state)

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For the river, see White Nile.
White Nile
النيل الأبيض
an-Nil al-Abyad
State
Location in Sudan.
Location in Sudan.
Coordinates: 13°27′N 32°20′E / 13.450°N 32.333°E / 13.450; 32.333Coordinates: 13°27′N 32°20′E / 13.450°N 32.333°E / 13.450; 32.333
Country  Sudan
Region white Nile
Capital Rabak
Area
 • Total 30,411 km2 (11,742 sq mi)
Population (2006 (est.))
 • Total 1,188,707
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

White Nile (Arabic: النيل الأبيضAn 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.