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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.
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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.

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Port Sudan

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