River Nile (state)
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ولاية نهر النيل
Market street in Ad-Damir
Location in Sudan.
|• Total||122,123 km2 (47,152 sq mi)|
|Population (2006 (est.))|
|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.
- en.nahralnileinvest.gov.sd, Ministry of Investment, Industry, Tourism & Mining River Nile State
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