Location in Sudan.
|Region||Al Bija Province (Eastern Sudan)|
|• Governor||Mohammad Yousuf Adam Bashir|
|• Total||36,710 km2 (14,170 sq mi)|
|Population (2006 (est.))|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (CAT)|
Kassala (Arabic: كسلا, called Ash Sharqiyah during 1991—1994) is one of the 18 wilayat (states) of Sudan. It has an area of 36,710 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,400,000 (2000). Kassala is the capital of the state; other towns in Kassala include Aroma, Hamashkoraib, Halfa el Jadida (New Halfa), Khashm el Girba and Telkuk.
In 2016, Kassala State suffered a severe bread shortage.
- "Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan". sudantribune.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
- "Eastern Sudan: No water in Aroma, no bread in Kassala". Radio Dabanga. 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
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