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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.)
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The acting charge d'affaires of the US embassy in Khartoum, Christopher Rowan (L), and WFP country director Adnan Khan welcome a shipment of food donated by USAID in Port Sudan on 27 April 2014 (ST)
This came during the celebration of Karari University with the graduation of the Naval Military and Nursing Colleges Wednesday at Port Sudan Stadium, in the presence of the Minister of Defence, the Wali of the Red Sea, the Commanders of Chiefs of Staff and a number of officials and senior officers the armed forces.
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7 (SUNA) - Oil Minister, Engineer, Makawi Mohammed Awad has announced the inflow of the South Sudan oil production from Adariel Oil field and the increase of oil production from 195,000 barrel to 200,000 barrel per day via the Sudanese oil installations to export ports in Port Sudan .
He said the meeting reviewed removal of the obstacles facing the work in the field of air and sea transport, adding that Chad, Ethiopia, Central Africa and the State of South Sudan have expressed desire to benefit from Port Sudan the Port in the field of export and import through road and rail way services.
September 29, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese police dispersed Sunday protests in Khartoum and Port Sudan while the security service arrested a number of activists in different regions in a bid to quell protests that sparked across the country over subsidies cuts.