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Other spelling: Wad Medani
Arabic: wad madaniyy
It is located on the west bank of the Blue Nile river, at an elevation of 410 metres.
Agriculture is the central economic activity, specializing in wheat, peanuts, barley and livestock. Headquarters of the Irrigation Service are located here, too.
Wad Madani is one the most modernized urban centres of Sudan, second only to Khartoum.
It is located on the Khartoum-Port Sudan highway. Khartoum is 140 km northwest, Ad-Duwaym 140 km southwest.
Wad Madani is a popular national destination for holidays and honeymoons. The beaches across the river are among the finest in Sudan.
University of Gezira was founded in 1975.