Place:Al Jazirah, Sudan

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NameAl Jazirah
Alt namesAl-Jazīrahsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
El Gezirasource: Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 87
El-Gezirasource: Britannica Book of the Year (1991) p 704
Gezirasource: Wikipedia
TypeState
Coordinates14.5°N 33.333°E
Located inSudan
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Al Jazirah, (Madani) also spelt 'Gezira', is one of the 15 states of Sudan. The state lies between the Blue Nile and the White Nile in the east-central region of the country. It has an area of 27,549 km². The name comes from the Arabic word for island. Wad Madani is the capital of the state.

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