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Towns and cities of Sudan

Sudan is divided into twenty-five states which in turn are subdivided into 133 districts.


The states are: (wilayat, singular - wilayah);

  • A'ali an Nil (Upper Nile),
  • Al Bahr al Ahmar (Red Sea),
  • Al Buhayrat (Lakes),
  • Al Jazirah (El Gezira),
  • Al Khartum (Khartoum),
  • Al Qadarif (Gedaref),
  • Al Wahdah (Unity),
  • An Nil al Abyad (White Nile),
  • An Nil al Azraq (Blue Nile),
  • Ash Shamaliyah (Northern),
  • Bahr al Jabal (Bahr al Jabal),
  • Gharb al Istiwa'iyah (Western Equatoria),
  • Gharb Bahr al Ghazal (Western Bahr al Ghazal),
  • Gharb Darfur (Western Darfur),
  • Janub Darfur (Southern Darfur),
  • Janub Kurdufan (Southern Kordofan),
  • Junqali (Jonglei),
  • Kassala (Kassala),
  • Nahr an Nil (Nile),
  • Shamal Bahr al Ghazal (Northern Bahr al Ghazal),
  • Shamal Darfur (Northern Darfur),
  • Shamal Kurdufan (Northern Kordofan),
  • Sharq al Istiwa'iyah (Eastern Equatoria),
  • Sinnar (Sinnar), Warab (Warab).

Khartoum, established in 2003 is the capital of Sudan and Omdurman is the largest city.

Last Updated on Monday 4th August 2008