) is a city close to, but distinct from, Khartoum
in central Sudan
. The city is close to the confluence of the White
and Blue Nile
on the eastern bank of the Blue Nile. The city, which had in 1993 a rapidly growing population of 900,000, is connected by bridges to Khartoum and Omdurman
. It is known also as " Bahrī بحري meaning North in Egyptian Arabic(South is Qibli قبلي ).
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was destroyed by the United States for several reasons, including alleged ties between the owners of the plant and the terrorist group al-Qaeda
Economy and industry
The industrial centre of the region and the country, the city contains dockyards, marine and rail workshops, and sawmills. Khartoum North trades in cotton, grains, fruit, and livestock; industries include tanning, brewing, brickmaking, textile weaving, and food processing. Since the year 2000, chemical
plants supplying household products to the rest of the country have been built in the city.
A wealthy suburb
is growing towards the eastern part of the city, along the Blue Nile
has many neighbourhoods, some of which are: