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Abu Hashim Destination Guide

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Abu Hashim in the region of Blue Nile is a town in Sudan - some 276 mi (or 444 km) South-East of Khartoum, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Abu Hashim is now 12:02 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Khartoum" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Bahir Dar, Asosa, Wad Madani, As Sirew, Singa or Qaddala. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Shanisha, Ad Disa, Karuri, Al Hajar, Ad Dawmah and Wad Afudi. We also found some pictures.




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Interesting facts about this location

Er Roseires

Er Roseires (Arabic الروصيرص) is a town in eastern Sudan 60km from the border with Ethiopia. Lord Prudhoe mentions this town in the 1829 diary he kept while travelling in the Sennar. At the time it was the residence of one Sheikh Suliman, ruler of the lower reach of the Blue Nile (known as Bahr-el-azrek), for which he paid 1500 ounces of gold to the Egyptians out of his revenues. The Roseires Dam is located just upstream of the town.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 11.97, 34.35 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:Blue Nile (state), Populated places in Sudan

Roseires Dam

The Roseires Dam is a dam on the Blue Nile at Ad Damazin, just upstream of the town of Er Roseires, in Sudan. It consists of a concrete buttress dam 1 km wide with a maximum height of 68m, and an earth dam on either side. The earth dam on the eastern bank is 4 km long, and that on the western bank is 8.5 km long. The reservoir is about 290 km. The dam was completed in 1966, initially for irrigation purposes. A power generation plant, with a maximum capacity of 280 megawatts, was added in 1971.

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Located at 11.97, 34.35 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Blue Nile, Dams completed in 1966, Dams in Sudan

Ad-Damazin

Ad Damazin is the capital of Blue Nile State in Sudan. It is the location of the Roseires Dam and power generation plant. Ad Damazin is served by a terminal station of a branch line of the national railway network. However, the train service to Ad Damazin has been discontinued many years ago. Instead the town can be reached from Khartoum via a decent tarmac road and by plane. However, Ad Damazin Airport is mainly served by UNMIS or government flights.

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Located at 11.97, 34.35 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Blue Nile (state), Populated places in Sudan, State capitals in Sudan