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Sennar
سنار
Sinnar
Official seal of Sennar
Location in Sudan.
Location in Sudan.
Coordinates: 12°58′N 34°3′E / 12.967°N 34.050°E / 12.967; 34.050
Country Sudan
RegionSennar State
Governor2015
Capitaleither Singa or Sennar
Government
 • TypeState Government
 • GovernorAldaw Almahi
Area
 • Total37,844 km2 (14,612 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total1,918,692[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
HDI (2017)0.493[2]
low

Sennar (Arabic: سنار Sannār) is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 37,844 km2 (14,612 sq mi) and had a population of approximately 1,918,692 in 2018.

Location

Sinar State is delimited by Al-Gazira State in the north, The Blue Nile State in the south, Al-Gedaref State and the Sudanese Ethiopian borders in the east, and the White Nile State & the Upper Nile State of South Sudan in the west. It remains unknown whether Singa is the capital of Sennar State or whether the largest city Sennar (also known as Mukwar) is the capital, as some sources and maps list Singa and some list Sennar city. Other commercial towns include El-Suki and El-Dinder.

Population and livelihood

Farming in Sennar

The main economic activity is agriculture, with the irrigated scheme of Suki, the sugar factory of Sennar, and a number of fruit growers (including bananas and mangoes) located on the banks of the Blue Nile. In terms of education The University Of Sennar is the only higher education university throughout all the state, attended by all its residents.

Main cities

  • Singa (one of the 2 possible capitals)
  • Sennar (the other possible capital)
  • El Suki
  • Dindir
  • Aldali & Almazmom
  • East Sinnar
  • Abohugar[3]

Tourism

The state is famous for its Dinder National Park.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2023-06-09.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ UNDP, NSDDRC-SC (27–29 April 2010). "Socio-economic and opportunity mapping Assessment report for Sinnar State Joint mission (NSDDRC-SC/ UNDP)" (PDF). Socio-economic and opportunity mapping Assessment report for Sinnar State Joint mission (NSDDRC-SC/ UNDP).


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