Official English Name: Republic of the Sudan
Official Local Name(s): جمهورية السودان
Common English Name: Sudan
Capital: Khartoum

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Official Language(s)

Arabic, English
Secondary Languages: Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Fur

Resources

Petroleum, Iron ore, Copper, Chromium ore, Zinc, Tungsten, Mica, Silver, Gold, Hydropower

Neighbors

Egypt (North), Libya (Northwest), Chad (West), Central African Republic (West), South Sudan (South), Ethiopia (Southeast), Eritrea (East)

Ethnic groups

Arab (34.4%), Gaaliin (8.1%), Beja (5.6%), Guhayna (4.9%), Fur (2.8%)

People

Est. Population:

36,729,501

Demonym:

Sudanese

Religions:

Muslim (90.0%)
Christian (5.0%)
Indigenous (5.0%)

Largest City:

Khartoum (1,974,647)

Other Cities:

Omdurman (1,200,000)
Port Sudan (489,725)
Kassala (401,477)
El Obeid (393,311)
Al Qadarif (363,945)

Geography

Region:

Northeastern Africa

Bodies of Water:

Red Sea (Northeast)

Total Area:

1,861,484 km2

Total Land:

6,751 km

Total Coastline:

853 km

Climate

Hot
Dry

Terrain:

Flat
Southern desert

Highest Point

Jabal Marrah (3,071 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Droughts
Dust storms

Government

Type:

Federal Republic

Head of State and Government:

President Umar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir

Admin. Divisions

17 States

Independence:

1 January 1956 (from Egypt and the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Secretary bird

Nat'l Anthem:

Nahnu Djundulla Djundulwatan

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$4,300 (USD)

Currency

£ (Sudanese Pound)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = £ (Sudanese Pound)18.00

Communication

Internet Code

.sd

Telephone Code

+249

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Cultural Notes

Track and field events are the most popular sports in Sudan.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/su.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/SU (Ethnic and religious data)
http://bit.ly/2h3CPpv (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 2 December 2016