Wadi Halfa

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, single-track railroads that serve the northern and central portions of the country. The main line runs from Wadi Halfa on the Egyptian border to Khartoum and southwest to Al-Ubayyid via Sannar and Kusti (Kosti (city)), with extensions to Nyala in Southern Darfur and Wau (Wau, Sudan) in Bahr al Ghazal. Other lines connect Atbarah and Sannar with Port Sudan, and Sannar with Ad Damazin. A 1,400-kilometer line serves the al Gezira cotton-growing region. A modest effort

difficult section in the whole Cape to Cairo journey is the track across the Nubian Desert in northern Sudan between Atbara and Wadi Halfa, but there is also a railway traversing this route which can take vehicles in piggyback fashion. At Wadi Halfa on Lake Nasser there is a break in the road, and not even a track continues around the lake, but ferries take vehicles to Aswan in Egypt. Tarred highways continue the route to Cairo. ref name MM >

Lake Nasser in Egypt. South-bound departures are on Mondays and north-bound on Wedesdays. The ferry docks at the Customs and Immigration terminal five kilometres outside city centre. A sand track leads from the terminal to town, and several vehicles wait at the terminal, touting for business. It is also possible to walk or take a bicycle into town. Timed with the ferry is the recently re-started weekly over-night train from Khartoum via Atbara, it was suspended until April 2013


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. The developmental benefits of the Aswan Dam have arguably been vested in Egypt and not Sudan, as manifested by the New Halfa Scheme and its inhabitants. The railroad helped win the war for the British, Egyptians, and Sudanese against the Khalifa (Caliph). The rail line left a gap between Sellal, just south of Aswan, and Wadi Halfa, however. Kitchener's line connected Wadi Halfa with Khartoum, in the Sudan. Increasing British popular support for Gordon eventually


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title Socio-economic survey of Wadi Halfa and Lake Nuba url http: books.google.com books?id _lNBAQAAIAAJ year 1978 publisher ESRC Category:Populated places in Northern (state) Category:Wadis Category:Lake Nasser The Nile enters Egypt a few kilometres north of Wadi Halfa, a Sudanese town that was completely rebuilt on high ground when its original site was submerged in the reservoir created


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, but there was little other significant resistance until Kitchener reached Atbarah (Battle of Atbara) and defeated the Ansar. After this engagement, Kitchener's soldiers marched and sailed toward Omdurman, where the Khalifa made his last stand (Battle of Omdurman). These people now have a Middle Eastern appearance due to the intermarriage with the local Nubian population and no longer speak the Hungarian language. Around 1934, however, Esch, who spent several weeks with the population


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flooding still occurs. Travelers may wish to visit the ancient archaeological sites of Nubia before they, too, are submerged by a series of dams under construction which threaten Nubia's remaining pyramids, which predate those of Egypt. Get in As of now there are no regular flights to the small '''Wadi Halfa Airport''' ( ), however Sudan Airways have services from time to time. Most people arrive in Wadi Half by the weekly ferry from Aswan across

Lake Nasser in Egypt. South-bound departures are on Mondays and north-bound on Wedesdays. The ferry docks at the Customs and Immigration terminal five kilometres outside city centre. A sand track leads from the terminal to town, and several vehicles wait at the terminal, touting for business. It is also possible to walk or take a bicycle into town. Timed with the ferry is the recently re-started weekly over-night train from Khartoum via Atbara, it was suspended until April 2013

, a courtyard and clean rooms. Many have no signs so ask around. * Go next There is a weekly train from Wadi Halfa to Khartoum, which leaves some time after the weekly


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Ajdabiya in Libya to Béni Abbès in Algeria, and to Morocco's Atlantic coast. It hybridises extensively with the Spanish Sparrow, especially in the eastern part of its range. **''P. d. niloticus'' Nicoll and Bonhote, 1909, described from Faiyum, Egypt, is found along the Nile north of Wadi Halfa, Sudan. It intergrades with ''bibilicus'' in the Sinai

, and with ''rufidorsalis'' in a narrow zone around Wadi Halfa. It has been recorded in Somaliland. **''P. d. persicus'' Zarudny (Nikolai Zarudny) and Kudashev, 1916, described from the Karun River in Khuzestan, Iran, is found in the western and central Iran south of the Alborz mountains, intergrading with ''indicus'' in eastern Iran, and Afghanistan. <

;ref name "Summers126–128" Clayton spent nearly 20 years with the Egyptian Survey department during the 1920s and 1930s extensively mapping large areas of previously unmapped desert. In 1931, Clayton was running triangulation from Wadi Halfa to Uweinat when he came across refugees fleeing from the Italian occupation of Kufra, via Uweinat and helped save many from death in the arid desert. Clayton had


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and the point where goods are transferred from rail to ferries going down the lake. As of 2007, the city had a population of 15,725. The town is located amidst numerous ancient Nubian antiquities and was the focus of much archaeological work by teams seeking to save artifacts from the flooding caused by the completion of the Aswan Dam. History Image:General Kitchener and the Anglo-egyptian Nile Campaign, 1898 HU93862.jpg thumb A 19th-century photograph


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;Shifting Sands", of the 8 part Michael Palin television documentary ''Pole to Pole'' released by the BBC in 1992. Climate Commons:Category:Wadi Halfa


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in a museum in Smith's hometown Adelaide, Australia); Jackson 1988, p. 202. * In 1920, Lieutenant Colonel Pierre van Ryneveld and Major Quintin Brand attempted to make the first England to South Africa flight. They left Brooklands on 4 February 1920 in the Vimy G-UABA named ''Silver Queen''. They landed safely at Heliopolis (Heliopolis (Cairo Suburb)), but as they continued the flight to Wadi Halfa they were forced

to land due to engine overheating with still to go. A second Vimy was lent to the pair by the RAF at Heliopolis (and named ''Silver Queen II''). This second aircraft continued to Bulawayo in Southern Rhodesia where it was badly damaged when it failed to take off. Rynevald and Brand then borrowed an Airco DH.9 to continue the journey to Cape Town. They were disqualified as winners but nevertheless the South African

damaged when it crashed on takeoff.; Jackson 1988, p. 202. van Rynevald and Brand then borrowed a Airco DH.9 to continue the journey to Cape Town. They were disqualified as winners but nevertheless the South African government awarded them £5,000 each. Along with van Rynevald, Brand was knighted (British honours system) in 1920 for his role in the record attempt. Quintin Brand Photo


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PA454 date 22 March 2013 publisher Scarecrow Press isbn 978-0-8108-7940-9 page 454 During the Turko-Egyptian conquest of 1820, Wadi Halfa was used as a stopping point

Wadi Halfa

'''Wādī Ḥalfā''' ( Formerly also romanized (romanization of Arabic) as '''Halfa''' and '''Wady Halfa'''. ) is a city in the Northern (Northern (state)) state of Sudan on the shores of "Lake Nubia" (the Sudanese section of Lake Nasser). It is the terminus of a rail line (rail transport in Sudan) from Khartoum and the point where goods are transferred from rail to ferries going down the lake. As of 2007, the city had a population of 15,725. The town is located amidst numerous ancient Nubian antiquities and was the focus of much archaeological work by teams seeking to save artifacts from the flooding caused by the completion of the Aswan Dam.

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