Sennar (state)

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Sennar
سنار
Sinnar
State
Location in Sudan.
Location in Sudan.
Coordinates: 12°58′N 34°3′E / 12.967°N 34.050°E / 12.967; 34.050Coordinates: 12°58′N 34°3′E / 12.967°N 34.050°E / 12.967; 34.050
Country  Sudan
Region SENNAR
Capital Sennar
Government
 • Type State Government
 • Governor Ahmed Abbas
Area
 • Total 37,844 km2 (14,612 sq mi)
Population (2006 (est.))
 • Total 1,532,085
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Sennar (Arabic: سنارSannār) 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). Singa is the capital of Sennar State. Another significant town is Sennar (or Mukwar), the largest city in the state. 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.