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Port Sudan
Port Sudan Harbor
Port Sudan is located in Sudan
Port Sudan
Port Sudan
Location in Sudan
Coordinates: 19°37′N 37°13′E / 19.617°N 37.217°E / 19.617; 37.217
Kintra Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan
State Reid Sea State
Population (2007)
 • Total 489, 275 (est)

Port Sudan (Arabic: بورتسودانBūr Sūdān) is the caipital o Reid Sea State, Sudan; it haes 489,725 residents (2007). Locatit on the Reid Sea, it is the kintra's main port ceety.

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Post office in Port Sudan

Port Sudan wis foondit bi the Breetish in 1909 as the terminus o a rail linkin the Reid Sea tae the River Nile. It servit as a new modren port tae replace Suakin. The railroad wis uised tae transport the naition's cotton an sesame seed, as well as sorghum, frae the agriculturally rich auries o the Nile Valley tae mercats.

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