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Find out more about Nuba Mountains and discover one of the great wonders of Sudan.

The Nuba Mountains are green and lush in many places, a mix of hills and rocky crags rising out of the plain.
Heading south from El Obeid, the flat plains of Kordofan are suddenly and startlingly interrupted by the broken hilltops of the Nuba Mountains. It’s some of the most fertile and picturesque land in the whole of the country, inhabited by the Nuba, a conglomeration of proud, culturally diverse Black African farmers. The Nuba Mountains cover around 50,000km2, and have an estimated population of 1.5 million people – mostly Nuba but with a significant minority population of Baggara (cattle-raising Arabs).

The Nuba Mountains are green and lush in many places, a mix of hills and rocky crags rising out of the plain.


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