Place:Wad Madani, Al Jazirah, Sudan

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NameWad Madani
Alt namesWad Madanīsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Wad Medanisource: Times Atlas of the World (1994) p 211
TypeCity
Coordinates14.4°N 32.833°E
Located inAl Jazirah, Sudan
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Wad Madani or (Madani) is the capital of the Al Gezira state in east-central Sudan.

Wad Madani lies on the west bank of the Blue Nile, nearly 85 miles (136 km) southeast of Khartoum.

It is linked by rail to Khartoum and is the center of a cotton-growing region.[1] The city is also the center of local trade in wheat,[1] peanuts, barley, and livestock. It is also headquarters of the Irrigation Service.[2] In 2008, its population was 345,290.[2] It is the home of the Wad Medani Ahlia College, a private university.

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