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Wad Madani(wäd mädä`nē), city (1993 pop. 211,362), SE cental Sudan, on the Blue Nile River. It is linked by rail with Khartoum and is the chief center of the Al GeziraGezira, Al
, or Al Jazirah
, region, SE Sudan, occupying the tract between the White and Blue Niles south of their convergence at Khartoum. The Arabic word Gezira means "island" or "peninsula." Wad Madani is the region's chief town.
..... Click the link for more information. agricultural region. Cotton, wheat, barley, and livestock are among the products of the city. Wad Madani has an agricultural research station. A small Turko-Egyptian administrative post in the 19th cent., the city grew rapidly after the implementation (1925) of a program to develop Al Gezira.
a city in the eastern Sudan; administrative center of Blue Nile Province. Population, 63,700 (1965). Wharf on the Blue Nile River; railroad station. There are cotton-ginning enterprises in the suburb of Barakat. Wad Madani is the commercial center of a large cotton-growing region.