Kassala (state)

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Ash Sharqiyah
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Location in Sudan.
Location in Sudan.
Coordinates: 15°45′N 35°43′E / 15.750°N 35.717°E / 15.750; 35.717Coordinates: 15°45′N 35°43′E / 15.750°N 35.717°E / 15.750; 35.717
Country  Sudan
Region Kassala (Eastern Sudan)
Capital Kassala
 • Governor Mohammad Yousuf Adam Bashir
 • Total 36,710 km2 (14,170 sq mi)
Population (2006 (est.))
 • Total 1,171,118
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

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.