Port Sudan

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Port Sudan

(so͞odăn`), city (1993 pop. 308,195), NE Sudan, on the Red Sea. The country's major seaport, it handles the bulk of Sudan's foreign trade. The city is also a rail terminus that serves a rich, cotton-growing area of the Nile Valley. Port Sudan has an oil refinery and a pipeline to carry oil to Khartoum, completed in 1977. The city also has an international airport. Construction of a railroad linking the Nile and the Red Sea coast in 1905 led to the founding of Port Sudan as a harbor for the region.

Port Sudan

 

a city in the Sudan. Population 100,700 (1969). Port Sudan is the country’s chief port on the Red Sea, handling approximately 3 million tons of cargo in 1971. It has a railroad station. Industrial enterprises include an oil refinery, a cotton-cloth factory, and a shipyard. Port Sudan exports cotton, gum arabic, cottonseed, peanuts, and livestock products. Sea salt is extracted nearby. The city was founded in 1908.

Port Sudan

the chief port of the Sudan, in the NE on the Red Sea. Pop.: 499 000 (2005 est.)