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Berber, Sudan

Arabic: بربر
Berber is located in Sudan
Location in Sudan
Coordinates: 18°01′50″N 33°59′36″E / 18.03056°N 33.99333°E / 18.03056; 33.99333
Country Sudan
StateRiver Nile
 • Total16,650

Berber (Arabic: بربر, romanizedbarbar) is a town in the River Nile state of northern Sudan, 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Atbara, near the junction of the Atbara River and the Nile.


The town was the starting-point of the old caravan route across the Nubian Desert to the Red Sea at Suakin and flagged in importance after the 1906 completion of a spur of the Sudan Military Railway to Suakin from a junction closer to the Atbara River.[1]

English explorer Samuel Baker passed through Berber on his discovery of Albert Nyanza Lake, in 1861.[2]


  1. ^ "Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Berber" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 764.
  2. ^ Adams, W. H. D. (1885). "'In perils oft': romantic biographies illustrative of the adventurous life". United Kingdom: John Hogg. p. 250.

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