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Industrial area of Khartoum North
Khartoum North or Khartoum Bahri (Arabic: الخرطوم بحري, romanized: al-Kharṭūm Baḥrī) is a city in Khartoum State, lying to the north of Khartoum city, the capital of Sudan. It is located on the north bank of the Blue Nile and the east bank of the River Nile, near the confluence of the Blue Nile with the White, and bridges connect it with both Khartoum to its south and Omdurman to its west.
The original settlement at Khartoum North, Halfaya, was long the largest settlement in the area of the Nile confluence before the Egyptians established Khartoum as their military garrison and administrative center in the 1820s. It was thereafter eclipsed by the Egyptian Khartoum, its Mahdist replacement Omdurman, and the British refounding of Khartoum following their reconquest of the country in 1898. Khartoum North began to grow again, however, as the southern terminus of the Sudan Military Railroad, which was completed in 1899. (The Blue Nile was bridged in 1910 and the line extended to Sennar, but Khartoum North continued to serve as the main railroad station and yard.)
Economy and industry
The industrial centre of the region and the country, the neighborhood contains dockyards, marine and rail workshops, and sawmills. Khartoum North trades in cotton, grains, fruit, and livestock; industries include tanning, brewing, brickmaking, textile weaving, and food processing. Since the year 2000, chemical plants supplying household products to the rest of the country have been built in the neighborhood .
Khartoum North has many neighborhoods, some of which are:
- Bahri Industrial Area
- Al Haj Yousif
- Al Sababi
- Al Dnagla North
- Al Dnagla South
- Hilat Hamad
- Hilat Khojali
- Hilat Koko
- Alshabia North
- Alshabia South
- ابو حليمه
- الفكي هاشم
The following bridges cross the Blue Nile and connect Khartoum North to Khartoum:
- Mac Nimir Bridge
- Blue Nile Road and Railway Bridge
- Cooper Bridge
- Al Mansheiya Bridge
- Shambat Bridge crosses the Nile and connects the neighborhood to Omdurman
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