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Definition of Khartoum

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Khar·toum also Khar·tum  audio  (kär-tm) KEY 

The capital of Sudan, in the east-central part of the country at the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile. Founded c. 1821 as an Egyptian army camp, it was destroyed by Mahdists in 1885. Lord Kitchener retook the city in 1898 and oversaw its rebuilding. Population: 1,450,000.

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