Governor: Mutasim Mirghani Hussain Zaki Dean
Capital: El-Obeid / Al-Ubayyid
Area: 185,302 km2 (71,546 sq miles)
Population: 2,529,370 (2006 est.)
Towns: Al-Nuhud, Er Rahad, Um-Rwaba/Um Rawaba, Bara, Gibaish, Sodari, Abu Zabad
Background: North Kordofan forms part of Sudan’s commercial heartland, is a hub for the country’s agriculture, livestock and gum Arabic industries.
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