Kassala (state)

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Kassala (Arabic: كسلا, called Ash Sharqiyah during 19911994) is one of the 26 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. Its name is derived from Djebel Kassala, a picturesque granite hill.

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