- a city in and the capital of the Sudan, at the junction of the White and Blue Nile rivers: besieged 1885; retaken by the British 1898.
- a region in N Africa, S of the Sahara and Libyan deserts, extending from the Atlantic to the Red Sea.
- Republic of the. Formerly Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. a republic in NE Africa, S of Egypt and bordering on the Red Sea: a former condominium of Egypt and Great Britain. 967,500 sq. mi. (2,505,825 sq. km). Capital: Khartoum.
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One of his projects resulted in a new road from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, to the monuments at Meroe.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
Khartoum says Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian, must hang for “apostasy.”Obama Adds Insult to Injury for Sharia-Condemned Young Mother in Sudan
June 4, 2014
Christianity arrived in Sudan, about 125 miles northeast of Khartoum, with the eunuch minister of Queen Candice in 35 AD.In Sudan a Pregnant Woman May Be Hanged for Marrying a Christian
May 17, 2014
Others say he is deeply dissatisfied that Khartoum can no longer fulfill his financial demands for his forces.The Forgotten Genocidal War in Darfur Revealed in New Satellite Photos
Akshaya Kumar , Jacinth Planer
March 25, 2014
They need to make clear to Riek Machar that he has no escape route via Khartoum.Can the U.S. Stop Civil War in South Sudan?
January 4, 2014
Yes, it was from a gentleman who had escaped out of Khartoum.
But make one appeal to the Emir to let us go to Khartoum for a few weeks.
It will be here in this city first, and at Khartoum later on?
So might he have looked as he stood in Khartoum facing death.The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon
Jos Maria Gordon
This is the certain result of the settlement of Khartoum traders.The Life of Gordon, Volume I</p>
Demetrius Charles Boulger
- the capital of the Sudan, at the junction of the Blue and the White Nile: with adjoining Khartoum North and Omdurman, the largest conurbation in the country; destroyed by the Mahdists in 1885 when General Gordon was killed; seat of the Anglo-Egyptian government of the Sudan until 1954, then capital of the new republic. Pop: 4 495 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in NE Africa, on the Red Sea: conquered by Mehemet Ali of Egypt (1820–22) and made an Anglo-Egyptian condominium in 1899 after joint forces defeated the Mahdist revolt; became a republic in 1956; a lengthy civil war between separatists in the mainly Christian south and the government resulted in independence for South Sudan following a referendum in 2011. It consists mainly of a plateau, with the Nubian Desert in the north. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim; there are Christian and animist minorities. Currency: Sudanese pound or Sudani (replacing the Sudanese dinar in 2007). Capital: Khartoum. Pop: 34 847 910 (2013 est). Area: 1 861 484 sq km (718 723 sq miles)Former name (1899–1956): Anglo-Egyptian Sudan French name: Soudan
- the Sudan a region stretching across Africa south of the Sahara and north of the tropical zone: inhabited chiefly by Negroid tribes rather than Arabs
Word Origin and History for khartoum
1842, from Arabic Bilad-al-sudan, literally "country of the blacks," from sud, plural of aswad (fem. sauda) "black."
Republic in northeastern Africa, bordered on the north by Egypt (see also Egypt); on the east by the Red Sea and Ethiopia; on the south by Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo; and on the west by the Central African Republic, Chad, and Libya. Its capital is Khartoum, and its largest city is Omdurman.