Geneina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Geneina

الجنينة

al-Junaynah
Geneina is located in Sudan
Geneina
Geneina
Location of Geneina in Sudan
Coordinates: 13°27′N 22°27′E / 13.450°N 22.450°E / 13.450; 22.450Coordinates: 13°27′N 22°27′E / 13.450°N 22.450°E / 13.450; 22.450
Country Sudan
StateWest Darfur
Population
 (2008)
 • Total252,744
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

Geneina (sometimes Al-Junaynah) (Arabic: الجنينة‎, lit. the little garden) is a city in Darfur, and is the capital of the state of West Darfur. As of 2008 it had a population of 252,744.[1]

Climate[edit]

Geneina has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh) with two distinct seasons: a short, hot and oppressively humid wet season from mid-June to late September and a long, hot, desiccating dry season covering the remaining nine months of the year.

Climate data for Geneina (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.2
(99.0)
39.6
(103.3)
41.5
(106.7)
42.2
(108.0)
43.0
(109.4)
42.0
(107.6)
39.6
(103.3)
40.0
(104.0)
38.0
(100.4)
40.7
(105.3)
37.4
(99.3)
36.7
(98.1)
43.0
(109.4)
Average high °C (°F) 31.0
(87.8)
33.3
(91.9)
36.1
(97.0)
37.9
(100.2)
38.3
(100.9)
36.3
(97.3)
32.4
(90.3)
30.9
(87.6)
33.5
(92.3)
35.1
(95.2)
33.1
(91.6)
31.2
(88.2)
34.1
(93.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
23.7
(74.7)
26.7
(80.1)
29.0
(84.2)
30.1
(86.2)
29.3
(84.7)
26.9
(80.4)
25.8
(78.4)
26.7
(80.1)
26.7
(80.1)
24.0
(75.2)
21.7
(71.1)
26.0
(78.8)
Average low °C (°F) 12.0
(53.6)
14.0
(57.2)
17.3
(63.1)
20.1
(68.2)
21.8
(71.2)
22.3
(72.1)
21.4
(70.5)
20.7
(69.3)
19.8
(67.6)
18.2
(64.8)
14.9
(58.8)
12.3
(54.1)
17.9
(64.2)
Record low °C (°F) 4.3
(39.7)
3.4
(38.1)
10.0
(50.0)
11.0
(51.8)
14.0
(57.2)
16.3
(61.3)
15.0
(59.0)
16.4
(61.5)
13.4
(56.1)
9.5
(49.1)
7.6
(45.7)
5.0
(41.0)
3.4
(38.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.2
(0.01)
0.0
(0.0)
0.4
(0.02)
5.2
(0.20)
16.0
(0.63)
45.3
(1.78)
167.4
(6.59)
214.4
(8.44)
65.2
(2.57)
9.6
(0.38)
0.1
(0.00)
0.0
(0.0)
523.8
(20.62)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9 1.8 6.3 14.4 15.9 6.7 1.6 0.0 0.0 47.7
Average relative humidity (%) 18 14 13 15 24 41 64 73 59 32 21 19 32.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 310.0 285.6 294.5 288.0 297.6 267.0 229.4 210.8 243.0 300.7 315.0 319.3 3,360.9
Percent possible sunshine 83 84 76 78 75 76 56 54 68 82 90 91 76
Source: NOAA[2]

Transportation[edit]

The locality is served by the Geneina Airport (IATA: EGN, ICAO: HSGN).

References[edit]

  1. ^ 5th Sudan Population and Housing Census Priority Results (Report). Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation. 2008. p. 11. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ "El Geneina Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 18, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)