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source of gum arabic, White Nile, Blue Nile, plains region, different minerals

The primary natural resources of Sudan are water, supplied by the Nile River system, and fertile soil. Large areas of cultivable land are situated in the region between the Blue Nile and the ‘Atbarah and between the Blue Nile and the White Nile. Other cultivable land is in the narrow Nile Valley and in the valleys of the plains region. Irrigation is extensively employed in these areas. The country also has vast areas of grasslands and forests, including acacia forests, the source of gum arabic. Small deposits of many different minerals occur, the most important of which are chromium, copper, and iron ore. Petroleum was discovered in western Sudan in the late 1970s and early 1980s.



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source of gum arabic, White Nile, Blue Nile, plains region, different minerals, fertile soil, chromium, iron ore, valleys, Irrigation, Petroleum, copper, water, country

 
 

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