New highways roads have been constructed in Shemaliah State. One of the longest is the recently build highway that connects the capital city Khartoum with Shandi, Atbara and Port Sudan (the third biggest city in the country).
This region is home to many important historical sites of Nuba and Meroe civilizations, new discoveries are happening all the time. The areas of Meroe, Musawwarat-Es-Sofra, and Wad Ben Naqa are home to impressive collections of Meroitic temples, pyramids, and palaces.
Mainly Arab muslim district.