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Al Hajar Destination Guide

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Al Hajar in the region of Blue Nile is a place located in Sudan - some 281 mi (or 453 km) South-East of Khartoum, the country's capital.

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Local time in Al Hajar is now 04:52 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Khartoum" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Bahir Dar, Asosa, Wad Madani, Singa, Rabak or Nimir. While being here, you might want to check out Shanisha, Ar Ruseris, Al Khatmiyya Gharb, Al Hajar, Ad Dawmah and Bal'ar as well. We discovered some clip posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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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.

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Located at 11.9, 34.38 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 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 11.9, 34.38 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Blue Nile, Dams completed in 1966, Dams in Sudan


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 11.9, 34.38 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Blue Nile (state), Populated places in Sudan, State capitals in Sudan