Definition of Khartoum in English:

Khartoum

proper noun

  • The capital of Sudan, situated at the junction of the Blue Nile and the White Nile; population 2,737,500 (est. 2007).

In 1885 a British and Egyptian force under the command of General Gordon was besieged in Khartoum for ten months by the Mahdists, who eventually stormed the garrison, killing most of the defenders. It remained under the control of the Mahdists until they were defeated by the British in 1898 and the city was recaptured by General Kitchener

Pronunciation

Khartoum

/kɑːˈtuːm/