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Sennar

(sĕnär`) or

Sannar

(sänär`), town, SE Sudan, on the Blue Nile. It was the capital of the Muslim kingdom of Sennar, traditionally known as the "Black Sultanate," which was founded in the 16th cent. Under its strongest rulers, Sennar extended over most of the eastern part of the present Sudan. The kingdom declined in the 18th cent. and was annexed in 1821 by Egypt, then a part of the Ottoman Empire. The old capital lies abandoned near modern Sennar. The Sennar Dam, completed in 1925, is used for crop irrigation.

Sennar

1. a region of the E Sudan, between the White Nile and the Blue Nile: a kingdom from the 16th to 19th centuries
2. a town in this region, on the Blue Nile: the nearby Sennar Dam (1925) supplies irrigation water to Gezira. Pop.: 135 000 (2005 est.)
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By Tesfa-alem Tekle February 20, 2009 (ADDIS ABABA) -- Ethiopian ambassador to Sudan, Ali Abdo has held discussions with Ethiopian communities living in Sinja and Demazin, in eastern Sudan, on various concerns, the ministry of foreign affairs said on Friday.
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Sinja, July 14 (SUNA) - The Wali (Governor) of Sennar State and Chairman of the Higher Committee for the 24th School Tournament, Engineer Ahmed Abbas Mohamed Sd, heard Sunday evening detailed reports on the preparations for the 24th National School Tournament, scheduled to be carried in Sennar State at the end of the current year.