Sennar is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 37,844 km² and a population of approximately 1,100,000 (2000). Singa is the capital of Sennar State. Another significant town is Sennar (or Mukwar), the largest city in the state. The main economic activity is agriculture with the irrigated scheme of Suki, the sugar factory of Sennar and a number of fruit (including bananas and mangos) growers located on the banks of the Blue Nile.