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Al-Rahad is a city located in the state of North Kordofan, Sudan, at an altitude of 490 meters (1608 feet) above sea level. It is about 379 kilometers (235.50 miles) away from the capital, Khartoum
Khartoum
and about 30 miles (18.64 miles). It is a major railway station linking East and Central Sudan
Sudan
and the West, which is also a market for crops, especially hibiscus as well as livestock and also urban centers for nomadic shepherds in the region. It is the second largest local resource in North Kordofan
Kordofan
after the Shikan locality.

Contents

1 The Naming 2 History 3 Topography 4 Location

The Naming[edit]

"Al-Rahad" or in arabic "الرَهَد" in the dialect of the people of the Arab Sudan
Sudan
means the water shrine.

History[edit] The region had a resistance movement against the Turkish-Egyptian rule during the Mahdia revolution led by Sheikh Mana Ismail Abu al-Batul, one of the leaders of the Juma'a tribe, who occupied the center of the titans before moving to the city of Bara and defeating its military protection and occupation and cutting supply routes from Khartoum
Khartoum
to Kordofan. White City by the Mahdi in 1883. Al-Rahad also received some supporters of the revolution and its Mujahideen, where Sharif Yusuf al-Hindi, who was martyred in the battle of Sheikan before the fall of the El-Obeid,Today there is a shrine in the city of Al-Rahad Topography[edit] Al-Rahad has a tropical climate characterized by warm summers and mild winters, with a peak temperature from April
April
to June, averaging 36 °C, while the temperature drops significantly in November
November
and December
December
to record 19 and 15 °C, respectively. Rain falls in the summer, with the highest in June, 134 mm on average, July 128 mm in August
August
and an average of 67 mm. Location[edit] The city of Al-Rahd is located between long lines 30,18 and 31.21 and latitudes 12.45 and 13.42 in the southern part of North Kordofan state. It is bordered to the south by South Kordofan
Kordofan
State, to the east and north by Umm Rawaba and to the west by Shikan. Coordinates: 12°43′N 30°39′E / 12.717°N 30.650°E / 12.717; 30.650

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