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Name(official): Republic of South Sudan
Name(short): South Sudan
Capital City: Juba
Location: Click to enlarge map of south sudan, southern sudan
Map of South Sudan
East Africa. A land locked country, borders with: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda note: South Sudan-Sudan boundary represents 1 January 1956 alignment; final alignment pending negotiations and demarcation; final sovereignty status of Abyei Area pending negotiations between South Sudan and Sudan
Coordinate: 8 00 N, 30 00 E
Independence: (From Sudan) 9 July 2011
  • Salva Kiir Mayardit President from 9 July 2011 - date
  • Dr. Riek Machar - V.P. from 10 July 2011
    Type of Government: Presidential democracy
    Total Area: 644, (final alignment pending negotiations and demarcation; final sovereignty status of Abyei Area pending negotiations between South Sudan and Sudan)
    Population: 8,260,490 (according to disputed 2008 census; actual number may be as high as 9.28 million) (2008)
    People: Dinka, Kakwa, Bari, Azande, Shilluk, Kuku, Murle, Mandari, Didinga, Ndogo, Bviri, Lndi, Anuak, Bongo, Lango, Dungotona, Acholi
    Religion: animist, Christian
    Languages: English (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants) (official), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk
    Literacy: total: 27%, male: 40%, female: 16%
    Currency: ssp - south sudan pound
    GDP(per capita): $1,546 (2010 estimate)
    Arable Land: 33%
    Agriculture: sorghum, maize, rice, millet, wheat, gum arabic, sugarcane, mangoes, papayas, bananas, sweet potatoes sunflower, cotton, sesame, cassava, beans, peanuts; cattle, sheep
    Natural resources: hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver
    Embassy in Washington: South Sudan Embassy, Washington
    General Info: Republic of South Sudan
    International Phone Code: +211


    • South Sudan is the newest country in the world having gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011. The areas making up South Sudan accounts for about 75% of the total crude oil production of the old Sudan before independence but remains one of the least developed in the world. That's all going to change from now with the economy depending mostly on crude oil export and agriculture. South Sudan is a growing boom right now for merchants in almost every area of trade as the country is being built from the scratch. The capital Juba is said to be the fastest growing city in Africa with over a million people today compared to barely 100,000 in 2005.

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