Port Sudan

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Port Sudan
Port Sudan Harbor
Port Sudan Harbor
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Coordinates: 19°37′N 37°13′E / 19.617°N 37.217°E / 19.617; 37.217Coordinates: 19°37′N 37°13′E / 19.617°N 37.217°E / 19.617; 37.217
KintraFlag of Sudan.svg Sudan
StateReid Sea State
 • Total489 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 railwey 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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