Jabal Awliya

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Jabal Awliya (Jabal al Awliyā', Jebel Aulia, Gebel Aulia) is a village in the north-central part of Sudan,[1] about 40 km south of Khartoum. Nearby is the Jebel Aulia Dam, built in 1937 by the British for the Egyptian government. Jabal Awliya became a refuge camp during the Second Sudanese Civil War, housing more than 100,000 inhabitants.[2] On February 26, 1996, a Sudanese C-130 transport plane crashed at Jabal Awliya, killing 53.[3]


  1. ^ Clarence Lewis Barnhart, eds. (1954). The New Century cyclopedia of names. 2. Appleton-Century-Crofts. p. 1705. 
  2. ^ "The March of the Green Flag". Spin. 11 (2): 78. May 1995. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  3. ^ The Associated Press (May 5, 1996). "Sudanese plane crashes; 53 die". Times Daily. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 

Coordinates: 15°14′43″N 32°29′49″E / 15.24528°N 32.49694°E / 15.24528; 32.49694