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also Khar·tum  (kär-to͞om′)
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.


(kɑːˈtuːm) or


(Placename) the capital of Sudan, at the junction of the Blue and the White Nile: with adjoining Khartoum North and Omdurman, the largest conurbation in the country; destroyed by the Mahdists in 1885 when General Gordon was killed; seat of the Anglo-Egyptian government of Sudan until 1954, then capital of the new republic. Pop: 4 495 000 (2005 est)


or Khar•tum


the capital of the Sudan, at the junction of the White and Blue Nile rivers. 924,505.
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Noun1.Khartoum - the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White NileKhartoum - the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile
Republic of the Sudan, Soudan, Sudan - a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956


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