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Ar Riqeba Destination Guide

Discover Ar Riqeba in Sudan

Ar Riqeba in the region of Blue Nile is a town located in Sudan - some 296 mi or ( 476 km ) South-East of Khartoum , the country's capital .

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Local time in Ar Riqeba is now 02:41 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Khartoum " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Bahir Dar, Asosa, Wad Madani, Singa, and Rabak. When in this area, you might want to check out Bahir Dar . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Ar Riqeba ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 11.77 34.35 (Lat./Long.); Less than 13 km away
Tags: Blue Nile (state), Populated places in Sudan, State capitals 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 11.80 34.39 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Blue Nile, Dams completed in 1966, Dams in Sudan

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 11.85 34.38 (Lat./Long.); Less than 23 km away
Tags: Blue Nile (state), Populated places in Sudan