oa East African Geographical Review - The development of industry in greater Khartoum, Sudan
|Article Title||The development of industry in greater Khartoum, Sudan|
|© Publisher:||African Geographical Review|
|Journal||East African Geographical Review|
|Publication Date||Apr 1972|
|Pages||27 - 50|
|Keyword(s)||Industry and Khartoum, Sudan|
The towns of Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman situated around the confluence of the Blue and White Niles at latitude 15ï¿½36' N. and longitude 32ï¿½31' E. form the national capital of the Sudan (Fig.1). From the economic point of view the conurbation, with its present population of about 650,000, is by far the most significant producing and consuming urban centre in the Sudan. The concentration of skills and therefore of high incomes in the urban area is indicative of higher productivity and higher rates of consumption than that prevailing in the rest of the country. Al though the initial sites of both Khartoum and Omdurman were chosen because of their strategic importance, the growth of the cities during the last seventy years has been largely attributed to economic factors.
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