Zalingei

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Zalingei
Zalingei is located in Sudan
Zalingei
Zalingei
Location in Sudan
Coordinates: 12°54′N 23°29′E / 12.900°N 23.483°E / 12.900; 23.483Coordinates: 12°54′N 23°29′E / 12.900°N 23.483°E / 12.900; 23.483
Country  Sudan
State Central Darfur
Population (2009)
 • Total 27,258
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Zalingei or Zalinjay is a town in Western Sudan, and is capital of the state of Central Darfur. As of 2009 it had an estimated population of 27,258.[1]

The town is home to the University of Zalingei.[2]

Transports[edit]

The city is served by the Zalingei Airport (IATA: ZLXICAO: HSZA).

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot semi-arid (BSh). The daytime temperatures are always hot and are the hottest in March, April and May when they may reach 40 °C (104 °F). The rainy season is in the middle of the year when the temperature difference between day and night is the least, when the daytime temperatures are cooler but still hot and is the coolest in August. On the other hand, the nighttime temperatures are the coolest from November to February, when the temperature difference between day and night is the most, and nighttime temperatures drop to as low as 6 °C (43 °F).

Climate data for Zalingei
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.8
(92.8)
34.8
(94.6)
37
(99)
37.7
(99.9)
37.4
(99.3)
34.6
(94.3)
30.4
(86.7)
28.7
(83.7)
30.8
(87.4)
34
(93)
34.2
(93.6)
33.6
(92.5)
33.92
(93.07)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
21.4
(70.5)
25
(77)
26.4
(79.5)
27.9
(82.2)
27
(81)
24.7
(76.5)
23.6
(74.5)
24.1
(75.4)
24.1
(75.4)
21.9
(71.4)
20.3
(68.5)
23.88
(75.01)
Average low °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
8.1
(46.6)
13
(55)
15.2
(59.4)
18.4
(65.1)
19.5
(67.1)
19
(66)
18.6
(65.5)
17.5
(63.5)
14.2
(57.6)
9.6
(49.3)
7
(45)
13.88
(56.98)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
5
(0.2)
26
(1.02)
70
(2.76)
177
(6.97)
198
(7.8)
97
(3.82)
16
(0.63)
0
(0)
0
(0)
590
(23.24)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 890m[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazeteer
  2. ^ "Home". University of Zalingei. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Climate: Zalingei - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 8 October 2013.