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El-Obeid is a city of 450,000 inhabitants in Kurdufan.


Founded by the pashas of Ottoman Egypt in 1821, the city was sacked by the Mahdists in September 1883. It was then rebuilt on a modern plan in 1898, following the fall of the Mahdist empire. The population of El-Obeid today is majority Muslim, with a small Christian presence. The town is the site of an airport and an oil refinery. El-Obeid is home to the University of Kordofan, one of the largest universities in Sudan, established in 1990. Since 1989, the city also has been home to a French Association that serves as a Sudanese-French cultural centre in cooperation with the university's French language department

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  • 1 El-Obeid railway station.

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Map of El-Obeid


  • 1 Shikan Museum (متحف شيكان). (Q85874694) on Wikidata
  • 2 Our Lady Queen of Africa Cathedral. Historic Roman Catholic church. Our Lady Queen of Africa Cathedral, Al-Ubayyid (Q2942220) on Wikidata Our Lady Queen of Africa Cathedral, El-Obeid on Wikipedia







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