Dalang is about 130 kilometres (81 mi) south of Al Obied, the state capital of North Kordofan State. The town has a lake in the northeastern part of the same name. A permanent tarred road links Dalang to Khartoum via Kosti and Al Obeid, and another all-season road links Dalang to Kadugli. There is a railway station in the north of the town on a branch line to Dibibad. Dilling Airport is southeast of the town.
The town is inhabited mainly by Nubians, Fellata and Hawazzma Arabs. The main economic activity is trade. Other citizens work for the government, are engaged in agriculture or cattle breeding, or work on leather or metal work crafts. Dalang is the home of Dalanj University (El-Dalang University).
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