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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 22:40:41 +0100

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Required travel documents for Sudan
Required travel documents for Sudan: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 230V / 50 Hz [...]



Area code to Sudan
Area code to Sudan: +249 [...]



Urban
Publicly operated bus services in Khartoum have of late become unreliable and irregular which has led to the proliferation of private bakassi minibuses, nicknamed boks. They pick up and set down with no fixed stops. These operations are on the fringes of [...]



ROAD
Only major roads are asphalted; road conditions are poor outside towns, roads to the north are often closed during the rainy season (July to September) and street lights are non existent. Owing to the bad conditions, a full set of spare parts should be ca [...]



RIVER
River steamers serve all towns on the Nile but conditions are mostly unsuitable for tourist travel. Services depend on fluctuating water levels. It is wise to take food and water. Destinations include Dongola, Karima, Kosti and Juba. A 320km (200-mile) na [...]



AIR
Sudan Airways (SD) runs services to 20 airports, including Dongola, Juba, Port Sudan and El Obeid. The most reliable route is Port Sudan to Khartoum. There is also an air-taxi service operating twice-weekly to Nyala, available from Khartoum. [...]



Transportation
Railways: total: 5,311 km narrow gauge: 4,595 km 1.067-m gauge; 716 km 0.610-m (*B) gauge plantation line note: the main line linking Khartoum to Port Sudan carries over two-thirds of Sudan's rail traffic Note: *B 1.6096m corrected to 0.6096m = 2' 0 [...]



Communications
Telephones - main lines in use: 75,000 (1995) Telephones - mobile cellular: 3,000 (1998) Telephone system: large, well-equipped system by regional standards, but barely adequate and poorly maintained by modern standards; cellular communications star [...]



Music
Sudan has a rich and unique musical culture. Modern Sudanese music has its roots in Haqibah (pronounced Hagee-ba). It originated in the early 1920s, and was originally derived from the Muslim gospel style known as Madeeh. Haqibah is essentially an harmoni [...]