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Khartoum is the capital and second largest city of the Republic of Sudan and of Khartoum State. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile flowing north from Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as the “al-Mogran”, meaning the Confluence. Originally, The city served as an outpost for the Egyptian Army, but the settlement quickly grew into a regional centre of trade. It also became a focal point for the slave trade. Later, it became the administrative center and official capital of Sudan.

Population : The city has a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan and 6th in Africa

The Sudanese Pound is the currency of Sudan. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Sudan Pound exchange rate is the USD to SDG rate. The currency code for Pounds is SDG

Climate

Khartoum features a hot desert climate with a dry season occurring during winter, typical of the Saharo-Sahelian zone, which marks the progressive passage between the Sahara Desert’s vast arid areas and the Sahel’s vast semi-arid areas. The climate is extremely dry for most of the year, with about eight months when average rainfall is lower than 5 mm (0.20 in). The very long dry season is itself divided into a hot, very dry season between November and February, as well as a very hot, dry season between March and May. During this part of the year, hot, dry continental trade winds from deserts sweep over the region such as the harmattan (a northerly or northeasterly wind); the weather is stable and very dry. The very irregular, very brief, rainy season lasts about 1 month