Omdurman (standard Arabic Umm Durmān أم درمان) is the largest city in Sudan and Khartoum State, lying on the western banks of the River Nile, opposite the capital, Khartoum. Omdurman has a population of 2,395,159 (2008) and is the national centre of commerce. With Khartoum and Khartoum North or Bahri, it forms the cultural and industrial heart of the nation.


Omdurman features a hot desert climate, with only the months of July and August seeing significant precipitation. Khartoum averages a little over 155 millimetres (6.1 in) of precipitation per year. Based on annual mean temperatures, Omdurman is one of the hottest major cities in the world. Temperatures may exceed 53 °C (127 °F) in mid-summer.

Its average annual high temperature is 37.1 °C (99 °F), with six months of the year seeing an average monthly high temperature of at least 38 °C (100 °F). Furthermore, throughout the year, none of its monthly average high temperatures falls below 30 °C (86 °F). This is something not seen in other major cities with hot desert climates such as Riyadh or Baghdad. Temperatures slightly cool off during the night for only 3 months during the year, with Khartoum's lowest average low temperature of the year just above 15 °C (59 °F). The city literally does not experience seasons, just like most parts of the Arabian peninsula and north-eastern Africa where it's either hot or very hot all year long.

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“Our team is still in Jeddah.” An American appeal to both sides of the Sudanese conflict

The Eastern Herald 03 Jun 2023
The sources pointed out that he “heard sounds of artillery fire near the radio and television building in Omdurman... According to Reuters, citing residents of Khartoum and neighboring Omdurman, the army resumed air strikes and used more artillery as clashes continued, with no indication of the withdrawal of the Security Forces ... .......

Parties to the conflict in Sudan have agreed to a 7-day humanitarian truce

The Eastern Herald 20 May 2023
Fighting in the country continues for the sixth week ... Eyewitnesses reported airstrikes in southern Omdurman and northern Bahri, two towns that lie across the Nile from Khartoum and form Sudan’s “triple capital”. According to eyewitnesses, the explosions occurred near the state television and radio company in Omdurman ... .......

“Documents in the midst of flames” .. War threatens to erase the memory of the Sudanese

The Eastern Herald 18 May 2023
The Sudanese Radio Library, which is located inside the National Radio and Television Authority buildings in the city of Omdurman, and includes rare recordings of political, artistic, literary, sports and social, and a library of Sudanese songs throughout history eras....

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