Sennar ( ) is a town on the Blue Nile in Sudan and capital of the state of Sennar. For several centuries it was the capital of the Funj Kingdom of Sennar.
Sennar ( ) is one of the 18 wilayat or states of Sudan. It has an area of 37,844 km² and a population of approximately 1,100,000 (2000).Sinar State is delimited by Al-Gazira State in the north, The Blue Nile State in the south, Al-Gedaref State and the Sudanese Ethiopian borders in the east and the White Nile State & the Upper Nile State of South Sudan in the west.Singa is the capital of Sennar State. Another significant town is Sennar (or Mukwar), the largest city in the state and other rich commercial towns including El-Suki locality, and El-Dinder locality. The main economic activity is agriculture with the irrigated scheme of Suki, the sugar factory of Sennar and a number of fruit (including bananas and mangos) growers located on the banks of the Blue Nile. In terms of education The University Of Sennar is the only higher education university throughout all the state attended by all it's residents.
Category:States of Sudan
The Funj Sultanate of Sennar (sometimes spelled Sinnar), known in Sudanese traditions as the Blue Sultanate , was a sultanate in the north of Sudan, named Funj after the ethnic group of its dynasty or Sinnar (or Sennar) after its capital, which ruled a substantial area of northeast Africa between 1504 and 1821.
Sennar typically refers to one of two adjacent cities in the eastern Sudan near the Blue Nile.
It may also refer to
- The modern Sudanese state of Sennar, named for its capital
- The Funj Sultanate of Sennar (1504-1821), named for its capital
- The Plain of Sennar, the low lands along the Blue Nile west of the Ethiopian Plateau