River Nile (state)

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River Nile
ولاية نهر النيل
Market street in Ad-Damir
Market street in Ad-Damir
Official seal of River Nile
Location in Sudan.
Location in Sudan.
Coordinates: 18°27′N 33°23′E / 18.450°N 33.383°E / 18.450; 33.383Coordinates: 18°27′N 33°23′E / 18.450°N 33.383°E / 18.450; 33.383
Country  Sudan
Region Merowe Province
Capital Ad-Damir
 • Total 122,123 km2 (47,152 sq mi)
Population (2006 (est.))
 • Total 1,027,534
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

River Nile (Arabic: ولاية نهر النيل‎‎ Naḥr an Nīl) is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 122,123 km² (47,152 mi²) and an estimated population of 1,027,534 (2006). It consists of 6 localities (according to the latest political mapping) Ad-Damir is the capital city of the state. Slightly north of Ad-Damir is the important rail junction town of Atbarah; the other towns (localities) are Shendi, Al-Matamma, Al Buhaira, Berber and Abu Hamed. It also embraces the largest electricity generating project in the country, Merowe Dam, which is situated north of Abu Hamed.

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