Kosti (also Kusti) is one of the major city in Sudan that lies south of [[Khartoum] the capital of Sudan] and stands on the western bank of the White Nile river, opposite [[Rabak] the capital of the white nile state], where there is a bridge. The city is served by Kosti Railway Station and Rabak Airport.
The large Kenana sugar refinery is located in Rabak east of the city. Kosti is home to the El Imam El Mahdi University, established in 1994 as a public university funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. It is named in honor of Muhammad Ahmad, the leader of the Mahdia revolution in Sudan (1885-1898).