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 (ăt′bər-ə, ät′-)
A river of northeast Africa rising in northwest Ethiopia and flowing about 805 km (500 mi) to the Nile River in eastern Sudan.


(ˈætbərə; ætˈbɑː-)
1. (Placename) a town in NE Sudan. Pop: 110 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) a river in NE Africa, rising in N Ethiopia and flowing through E Sudan to the Nile at Atbara. Length: over 800 km (500 miles)


(ˈɑt bə rə, ˈæt-)

a river in NE Africa, flowing NW from NW Ethiopia to the Nile in E Sudan. ab. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
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Al-Amin said that the oil producing basins in Sudan include Al-Mujlad, the Blue Nile, Um-Ajaja, Atbara, Gedarif and Khartoum oil basins.
Also there are river systems flowing across the area including Atbara, Setait and Baslam rivers.
After a meeting with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the 2 governments inked deals on the nailing of the Kajbar, Dal and El Shireig dams in northern Sudan, the construction of a thermal power station in Red Sea state, the up-gradation of drinking water supply to many rural areas in the nation, and a deal on the cultivation of a million acres of farmland close to Atbara in northern Sudan.
In a public speech given in Atbara city, located in the River Nile State today, the President said that the rebels rejected the reconciliation and want to impose themselves on our people there, that which led to start the Determination Storm operation.
Al Maktoum Foundation, now reaching out to over 60 countries since its inception in 1997, has planted 130,000 acres of fertile agricultural land in Atbara area to the north of Sudan with wheat," bin Ghannam said.
This research was conducted in River Nile State mainly at Atbara and Al Damer cities during the period April 2008 to May 2010.
HARTUM (CyHAN)- Sudan government on Monday launched the "Nile Train" which links the Sudanese capital Khartoum and Atbara town, some 310 km north of the capital.
With photos) KHARTOUM, March 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed here Thursday a second loan agreement with the Sudanese government at a value of KD 25 million to finance two dams, namely Upper Atbara River and the State, in eastern Sudan.
The Atbara and Seteet dams being built in Kassala state, meanwhile, will add another one million feddans of new farmland and have a combined generation capacity of 320 megawatts when they are completed in September 2015, at a cost $840 million, according to their chief engineer.
He suggests that Egyptian water officials ought to look into using water from the Nile's three tributaries in Sudan: the Blue River, the Atbara River and the Soubat River.
Of the loan, $175 million will go to building the Atbara and Seteet dams in Kassala state which, on branches of the Blue Nile, will help to irrigate farmland and generate a combines 200 megawatts.
ASEC Engineering and Management, a portfolio company of Citadel's investment platform company ASEC Holding, signed a three-year renewable contract to provide technical management services to Alsalam Cement Production Company (ACPC) to manage a cement plant near Atbara, Sudan.