Khartoum

  • khartoum

    الخرطوم
    capital city
    khartoum downtown
    khartoum downtown
    nickname(s): 
    "triangular capital"
    khartoum is located in sudan
    khartoum
    khartoum
    location in sudan and africa
    khartoum is located in africa
    khartoum
    khartoum
    khartoum (africa)
    coordinates: 15°30′2″n 32°33′36″e / 15°30′2″n 32°33′36″e / 15.50056; 32.56000(urban 2014, all others 2013)[3][4]
     • capital city639,598
     • urban
    5,490,000
     • metro
    5,274,321
    demonymskhartoumese, khartoumian (the latter more properly designates a mesolithic archaeological stratum)
    time zoneutc+2 (cat)

    khartoum or khartum (m/ toom;[5][6] arabic: ٱلْخُرْطُوم‎, romanizedal-khurṭūm) is the capital of sudan. with a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in sudan, the sixth-largest in africa, and the fourth-largest in the arab world. khartoum is located at the confluence of the white nile, flowing north from lake victoria, and the blue nile, flowing west from ethiopia. the location where the two niles meet is known as al-mogran or al-muqran (المقرن; english: "the confluence"). from there, the nile continues to flow north towards egypt and the mediterranean sea.

    divided by these two parts of the nile, khartoum is a tripartite metropolis with an estimated overall population of over five million people, consisting of khartoum proper, and linked by bridges to khartoum north (الخرطوم بحري al-kharṭūm baḥrī) and omdurman (أم درمان umm durmān) to the west.

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Khartoum

الخرطوم
Capital City
Khartoum downtown
Khartoum downtown
Nickname(s): 
"Triangular Capital"
Khartoum is located in Sudan
Khartoum
Khartoum
Location in Sudan and Africa
Khartoum is located in Africa
Khartoum
Khartoum
Khartoum (Africa)
Coordinates: 15°30′2″N 32°33′36″E / 15°30′2″N 32°33′36″E / 15.50056; 32.56000(urban 2014, all others 2013)[3][4]
 • Capital City639,598
 • Urban
5,490,000
 • Metro
5,274,321
DemonymsKhartoumese, Khartoumian (the latter more properly designates a Mesolithic archaeological stratum)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

Khartoum or Khartum (m/ TOOM;[5][6] Arabic: ٱلْخُرْطُوم‎, romanizedAl-Khurṭūm) is the capital of Sudan. With a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan, the sixth-largest in Africa, and the fourth-largest in the Arab world. Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as al-Mogran or al-Muqran (المقرن; English: "The Confluence"). From there, the Nile continues to flow north towards Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.

Divided by these two parts of the Nile, Khartoum is a tripartite metropolis with an estimated overall population of over five million people, consisting of Khartoum proper, and linked by bridges to Khartoum North (الخرطوم بحري al-Kharṭūm Baḥrī) and Omdurman (أم درمان Umm Durmān) to the west.