Al- Rusayris

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Rusayris, Al-


a city in the Sudan, in Blue Nile Province. Population, approximately 4,000. Landing on the right bank of the Blue Nile River. Railroad terminus.

Al-Rusayris is a commercial center for the surrounding region (cotton, sesame, sorghum, cattle). Gum arabic is gathered. A dam to irrigate the southern part of the al-Jazirah plain and a hydroelectric power plant are under construction (1974) 8 km upstream from the city.

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