Official English Name: Republic of South Sudan
Common English Name: South Sudan
Capital: Juba

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Arabic, Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande

Resources

Hydropower, Fertile agricultural land, Gold, Diamonds, Petroleum, Hardwoods, Limestone, Iron ore, Copper, Chromium ore, Zinc, Tungsten, Mica, Silver

Neighbors

Sudan (North), Ethiopia (East), Kenya (Southeast), Uganda (South), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Southwest), Central African Republic (West)

Ethnic groups

Dinka (42.0%), Nuer (16.2%), Azande (6.3%), Bari (4.9%), Arab (4.3%)

People

Est. Population:

12,530,717

Demonym:

South Sudanese

Religions:

Animist (35.0%)
Roman Catholic (33.4%)
Protestant (13.8%)
Anglican (8.3%)
Muslim (6.9%)

Largest City:

Juba (492,970)

Other Cities:

Yei (260,720)
Wau (232,910)
Malakal (147,450)

Geography

Region:

East-Central Africa

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

644,329 km2

Total Land:

5,413 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Hot
Humid

Terrain:

Plains in the north
Southern highlands
Swampy center

Highest Point

Kinyeti (3,187 m)

Lowest Point

Data not available

Government

Type:

Republic

Head of State and Government:

President Salva Kiir Mayardit

Admin. Divisions

10 States

Independence:

9 July 2011 (from Sudan)

Nat'l Symbol:

African fish eagle

Nat'l Anthem:

South Sudan Oyee!

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$2,000 (USD)

Currency

£ (South Sudanese Pound)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = £ (South Sudanese Pound)0

Communication

Internet Code

.ss

Telephone Code

+211

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Cultural Notes

Ethnic group determines one’s identity heavily in South Sudan.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/od.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/OD (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.ssnbs.org/ (City population data)
http://www.convertworld.com/en/currency/ (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 2 December 2016