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Sudan: see KasalaKasala
or Kassala
, city (1993 pop. 234,622), E Sudan. It is a market center and rail transport hub and has extensive fruit gardens. Founded in 1840 as a military camp for the troops of Muhammad Ali during his conquest of Sudan, Kasala was captured by the Mahdists (see
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a city in northeastern Sudan in the Gash valley, on the Khartoum-Asmara (Ethiopia) highway. Administrative center of the province of Kassala. Population, 49, 000 (1964).

Kassala is a railroad station and the commercial center of anagricultural region (cotton, hides, gum arabic, fruit, dried onions).

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a city in the E Sudan: founded as a fort by the Egyptians in 1834. Pop.: 430 000 (2005 est.)
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