Place:Abu Hamad, River Nile, Sudan


NameAbu Hamad
Alt namesAbu Hamedsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Abū Ḥamadsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-2
Coordinates19.533°N 33.333°E
Located inRiver Nile, Sudan
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Abu Hamad (Arabic: أبو حمد), also spelt 'Abu Hamed') is a town of Sudan on the right bank of the Nile, 345 mi by rail north of Khartoum. It stands at the centre of the great S-shaped bend of the Nile, and from it the railway to Wadi Halfa strikes straight across the Nubian Desert, a little west of the old caravan route to Korosko. A branch railway, 138 mi long, from Abu Hamad goes down the right bank of the Nile to Karima in the Dongola mudiria.

The town is named after a celebrated sheikh buried here, by whose tomb travellers crossing the desert used formerly to deposit all superfluous goods, the sanctity of the saint's tomb ensuring their safety.

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