Kassala (state)

Kassala (Arabic: ولاية كسلا, called Ash Sharqiyah during 1991—1994) is one of the 18 wilayat (states) of Sudan. It has an area of 36,710 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,400,000 (2000). Kassala is the capital of the state; other towns in Kassala include Aroma, Hamashkoraib, Halfa el Jadida (New Halfa), Khashm el Girba and Telkuk.[2]

Kassala State
ولاية كسلا
Ash Sharqiyah
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Flag of Kassala State
Official seal of Kassala State
Location in Sudan.
Location in Sudan.
Coordinates: 15°45′N 35°43′E / 15.750°N 35.717°E / 15.750; 35.717Coordinates: 15°45′N 35°43′E / 15.750°N 35.717°E / 15.750; 35.717
Country Sudan
RegionEastern Sudan States Coordinating Council
 • Governorvacant
 • Total36,710 km2 (14,170 sq mi)
 (2006 (est.))
 • Total1,171,118
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
HDI (2017)0.453[1]

In 2016, Kassala State suffered a severe bread shortage.[3]



  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan". sudantribune.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  3. ^ "Eastern Sudan: No water in Aroma, no bread in Kassala". Radio Dabanga. 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2018-02-09.