Barka River

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Barka River
Tokar Delta.jpg
The Tokar delta with the Barka (bottom)
Origin Eritrean Highlands
Mouth Red sea at the Tokar Delta
Basin countries Eritrea, Sudan
Length 640 km (400 mi)
Avg. discharge 0.8 m3/a (28 cu ft/a) (at mouth)[1]
Basin area 66,200 km2 (25,600 sq mi)
Right tributaries Anseba Shet'

Barka River (Arabic: نهر بركةnahr Baraka) flows from the Eritrean Highlands to the plains of Sudan. With a length of over 640 km, it rises just outside Asmara and flows in a northwestern direction through Agordat. The river merges with the Anseba River near the border with Sudan.[2]

In Sudan, the Barka flows seasonally to a delta on the Red Sea, near the town of Tokar.

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Coordinates: 18°15′N 37°38′E / 18.250°N 37.633°E / 18.250; 37.633