Atbara

Atbara

[aht-buh-ruh, at-]
noun
1.
a river in NE Africa, flowing NW from NW Ethiopia to the Nile in E Sudan. About 500 miles (800 km) long.
2.
a city in NE Sudan.
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Atbara (ˈætbərə, ætˈbɑː-)
 
n
1.  a town in NE Sudan. Pop: 110 000 (2005 est)
2.  a river in NE Africa, rising in N Ethiopia and flowing through E Sudan to the Nile at Atbara. Length: over 800 km (500 miles)

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atbara

town, northeastern Sudan. It lies on the right (east) bank of the Nile River at the mouth of the seasonal Atbara River. The junction of two major road and railway lines to Khartoum, it has become an important commercial and agricultural centre. The Sudan government railways' administrative headquarters and workshops are located there, and the town also has an airport. South of 'Atbarah is a large cement factory. Pop. (2000 est.) urban agglom., 100,000.

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