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Sannar,

Sudan: see SennarSennar
or Sannar
, 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.
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Sannar

 

(also called Sennar), a city in Sudan, on the left bank of the Blue Nile River. Population, approximately 8,000. San-nar is a railroad junction and the commercial center of a cotton-growing region. Near the city are the Makwar Reservoir, a hydroelectric power plant, and Sannar Dam, situated on the Blue Nile.

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