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The set of topographic maps of Sudan has maps of the Red Sea, Libyan and Nubian Desert maps, Kinteti maps, Darfur maps, Marra maps, Kordofan maps, Oda maps. Gebel Marra maps, Pemading maps, Haraza maps. One will also find White Nile maps, Blue Nile maps as well as maps of Bohm, Djider maps, the Southern and Nimule parks maps. The set includes Khartoum maps, Omdurman maps, Meroe maps, Obeid maps, Atbara maps, Port Sudan maps, Suakin maps, Dongola maps, Karim maps and the maps of Jebel Marra.
Sudan is a country situated in north-eastern Africa. Sudan is bounded by Egypt in the north, Libya in the north-west, Chad in the west, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the south-west, Uganda and Kenya in the south and south-east and Eritrea and Ethiopia in the east. In the north-east, Sudan is washed by the Red Sea. In terms of territory, Sudan is the largest country on the African continent (2.5 million sq km).
Relief. Much of Sudan is covered by plateaux (300-1000 m high), which is crossed, from the south to the north, by the valley of the Nile River, formed by the confluence of the White and the Blue Nile. The capital of the country, Khartoum, lies in the area of their merger. All of Sudan’s rivers belong to the Nile basin. In the north stretch the Libyan Desert and Nubian Desert with almost no vegetation. In the south, there are savannahs and tropical swamps. The eastern and western parts of the country are covered by mountains. Mount Kineti (3,187 m) is the highest point of the Sudan.
Mountains. In the far west of Sudan lies the Darfur Plateau, with heights from 1,500 to 3,000 m (the highest point is Mount Marra, 3,088 m). A number of separate ranges, from 750 to 1000 m high, are scattered between the Kordofan Plateau and the Darfur Plateau.
Mount Oda (2,259 m) is the highest summit of the plateau in the Nubian Desert, situated east of the Nile Valley.
Other important mountain ranges in Sudan are the Kurdufan Plateau with heights from 300 to 600 m, the Gebel Marra mountain ridge, Mount Pemading (1,460m), Moint Haraza (1,127m) and Mount Kineti (3,187 m), which is considered the highest point of the Ethiopian Highlands.
Rivers. The main river in Sudan is the Nile, and it has two branches, the White Nile and Blue Nile. The White Nile extends from the Ugandan border to Khartoum, which joins the Blue Nile, and the two rivers form the Nile River. The Blue Nile starts in the Ethiopian Plateau.
There are also wells, such as the Nuheyla, the al-Natroun, the Ruveyba and the El Atrun.
National Parks. The national parks of Sudan include the Bohm, the Djider, the Southern and the Nimule parks, now completely desolate.
Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, was founded in the 19th century by the British at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile.
Omdurman, a satellite city of Khartoum, is a large African city with a population of around one million people.
The city of Meroe lies on the eastern bank of the Nile, north-east of Shende between Khartoum and Atbara. There are numerous ruins of ancient pyramids here (dated 350-350 BC).
El Obeid is an ancient city and the capital of the Kordofa Province in western Sudan.
Found at the confluence of the Atbara River, which flows from Ethiopia, and the Nile, the city of Atbara is traversed by two major railways, from Atbara to Port Sudan and from Khartoum to Wadi-Halff. Therefore, it is a major trade center of the country.
Port Sudan is the second largest city in Sudan. This is a major sea port built by the British in 1905 to replace the old port of Suakina (which was impossible to use because of corals).
Suakin (58 km south of Port Sudan) used to be the main center of commerce near the Red Sea, especially in the 19th century - in the heyday of slave trade.
Dongola is a city of palm gardens, delicious fruits and the ruins of the Kava temple. The city is 457 km north-east of Khartoum.
Karim (Kurayma) is another historic center of the country, which can be reached by ferry from the town of Meroveus (not to be confused with Meroe), on the opposite bank of the Nile.
Jebel Marra (Jabal Mara) is a luxurious area of small mountains in the Darfur Province, which has always been a popular trekking area.
Climate. The climate of Sudan is transitional from the equatorial monsoon climate in the south to the tropical arid climate in the north. Average monthly temperatures range from +20°C to +30°C, and only in the far north they drop to +15°C - +19°C during the winter months. The annual rainfall is over 700 mm, while in the south-west it reaches over 1400 mm. Most of rain falls from May to October.