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Wad Madani

Full nameWad Madani
Official nameWad Madani
StateAl Jazirah
Total Population345290 (2008)

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Wad Madani ( ) is the capital of the Al Jazirah 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. The city is also the center of local trade in wheat, peanuts, barley, and livestock. It is also headquarters of the Irrigation Service. In 2008 , its population was 345,290.

It is the home of the Wad Medani Ahlia College, a private university.

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