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Sudan: Geography#

Locationnorth-eastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea
Geographic Coordinates15 00 N, 30 00 E 15.0,30.0
Area total: 1,861,484 sq km
land: NA
water: NA
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 1861484
DBpedia: 1886068
Geoname: 1861484
Infoplease: 1861484
Britannica: 1844797
Wolfram: 1886000

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Land boundariestotal: 6,751 km
border countries: Central African Republic 175 km, Chad 1,360 km, Egypt 1,275 km, Eritrea 605 km, Ethiopia 769 km, Libya 383 km, South Sudan 2,184 km
note: Sudan-South Sudan boundary represents 1 January 1956 alignment; final alignment pending negotiations and demarcation; final sovereignty status of Abyei region pending negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan
Coastline853 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Red Sea 0 m
highest point: Jabal Marrah 3,071 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Jebel Uweinat 1934 m; Nuba Mountains 1325 m
According to Geonames: Kirsin Tonga 2799 m; Idwa 2248 m; Mogulduma 2167 m; Jabal Dara 2080 m; Jabal Ubbor 2077 m

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Terraingenerally flat, featureless plain; desert dominates the north
Natural Hazardsdust storms and periodic persistent droughts
Natural Resourcepetroleum; small reserves of iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold; hydropower
Land Usearable land: 6.76%
permanent crops: 0.07%
other: 93.17% (2011)
Climatehot and dry; arid desert; rainy season varies by region (April to November)
Irrigated Land18,900 sq km (2010)
Renewable Water Resources64.5 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesinadequate supplies of potable water; wildlife populations threatened by excessive hunting; soil erosion; desertification; periodic drought
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Umm Durman; Khartoum; al-Khartum Bahri; Niyala; Kassala
According to Geonames: Khartoum; Omdurman; Port Sudan; Kassala; El Obeid

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Important Cities
Geography-notedominated by the Nile and its tributaries