Ad-Damazin

Ad Damazin (Arabic: الدمازين Ad Damazīn) is the capital of Blue Nile State in Sudan. It is the location of the Roseires Dam and power generation plant.

Ad-Damazin
Ad-Damazin
Location in Sudan
Coordinates: 11°46′N 34°21′E
Country Sudan
StateBlue Nile
Population
 (2006)
  Total212,712

Ad Damazin is served by a terminal station of a branch line of the national railway network. However, the train service to Ad Damazin has been discontinued many years ago. Instead the town can be reached from Khartoum via a decent tarmac road and by plane. However, Damazin Airport is mainly served by UNMIS or government flights.

Ad-Damazin is currently the Capital of Blue Nile State, with Al-Hadi Bushra as the current Governor. Malik Agar Eyre was the SPLM/A chairman for the State of Blue Nile until September 2, 2011. He was ousted by president Bashir, and replaced by General Yahia Mohammed Kheir, after fights broke out between the Sudanese Army Forces and the SPLM-N of former governor Malik Agar.

Blue Nile University (Jameat Al Neel Alazraq) is a public university located in Ad Damazin, established in 1995.[1]

Climate

Ad-Damazin has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh).

Climate data for Ad-Damazin (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.1
(106.0)
44.3
(111.7)
44.5
(112.1)
45.5
(113.9)
47.0
(116.6)
42.0
(107.6)
39.0
(102.2)
37.0
(98.6)
38.1
(100.6)
40.0
(104.0)
41.0
(105.8)
41.5
(106.7)
47.0
(116.6)
Average high °C (°F) 35.2
(95.4)
37.1
(98.8)
39.5
(103.1)
40.5
(104.9)
38.5
(101.3)
35.2
(95.4)
31.8
(89.2)
31.1
(88.0)
32.5
(90.5)
35.2
(95.4)
36.9
(98.4)
35.7
(96.3)
35.8
(96.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.0
(78.8)
27.7
(81.9)
30.7
(87.3)
32.2
(90.0)
31.7
(89.1)
29.1
(84.4)
26.7
(80.1)
26.1
(79.0)
26.7
(80.1)
28.2
(82.8)
27.9
(82.2)
26.3
(79.3)
28.3
(82.9)
Average low °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
18.4
(65.1)
21.9
(71.4)
23.9
(75.0)
24.8
(76.6)
22.9
(73.2)
21.5
(70.7)
21.2
(70.2)
21.0
(69.8)
21.2
(70.2)
19.0
(66.2)
17.0
(62.6)
20.8
(69.4)
Record low °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
10.4
(50.7)
13.4
(56.1)
16.3
(61.3)
18.0
(64.4)
17.5
(63.5)
15.9
(60.6)
17.5
(63.5)
17.5
(63.5)
14.3
(57.7)
12.0
(53.6)
8.7
(47.7)
8.5
(47.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.00)
2.8
(0.11)
12.9
(0.51)
40.2
(1.58)
114.4
(4.50)
189.2
(7.45)
171.8
(6.76)
133.6
(5.26)
45.7
(1.80)
2.1
(0.08)
0.1
(0.00)
712.9
(28.07)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 0.0 0.1 0.3 1.4 6.0 12.3 16.1 16.9 12.4 4.7 0.5 0.0 70.7
Average relative humidity (%) 29 23 21 24 43 59 72 79 76 67 38 32 46.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 303.8 280.0 294.5 288.0 257.3 201.0 170.5 182.9 204.0 251.1 279.0 294.5 3,006.6
Percent possible sunshine 85 85 79 78 66 53 44 45 56 68 83 83 69
Source: NOAA[2]

See also

References

  1. "Blue Nile University". African Studies Center. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  2. "Damazin Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 17, 2016.


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