Sennar (state)


Location in Sudan.
Coordinates: 12°58′N 34°3′E / 12.967°N 34.050°E / 12.967; 34.050Coordinates: 12°58′N 34°3′E / 12.967°N 34.050°E / 12.967; 34.050
Country  Sudan
Governor 2015
Capital Sennar
  Type State Government
  Governor Aldaw Almahi
  Total 37,844 km2 (14,612 sq mi)
Population (2006 (est.))
  Total 1,532,085
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Sennar (Arabic: سنار Sannār) 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). Sinar State is delimited by Al-Gazira State in the north, The Blue Nile State in the south, Al-Gedaref State and the Sudanese Ethiopian borders in the east and the White Nile State & the Upper Nile State of South Sudan in the west. Singa is the capital of Sennar State. Another significant town is Sennar (or Mukwar), the largest city in the state and other rich commercial towns including El-Suki locality, and El-Dinder locality. The main economic activity is agriculture with the irrigated scheme of Suki, the sugar factory of Sennar and a number of fruit growers (including bananas and mangoes) located on the banks of the Blue Nile. In terms of education The University Of Sennar is the only higher education university throughout all the state attended by all its residents.

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