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South Sudan

Official English Name: Republic of South Sudan

Common English Name: South Sudan

Capital: Juba

REGION
East-Central Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Sudan (North)
Ethiopia (East)
Kenya (Southeast)
Uganda (South)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Southwest)
Central African Republic (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
644,329 km2
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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
NATURAL RESOURCES
Hydropower
Fertile agricultural land
Gold
Diamonds
Petroleum
Hardwoods
Limestone
Iron ore
Copper
Chromium ore
Zinc
Tungsten
Mica
Silver
DEMONYM
South Sudanese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Dinka (42.0%)
Nuer (16.2%)
Azande (6.3%)
Bari (4.9%)
Arab (4.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
Dinka
Nuer
Bari
Zande
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Animist (35.0%)
Roman Catholic (33.4%)
Protestant (13.8%)
Anglican (8.3%)
Muslim (6.9%)
POPULATION
12,530,717
LARGEST CITY
Juba (492,970)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Yei (260,720)
Wau (232,910)
Malakal (147,450)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 States
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
9 July 2011 (from Sudan)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
African fish eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
South Sudan Oyee!
GDP PER CAPITA
$2,000 (USD)
CURRENCY
£ (South Sudanese Pound)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = £23.81
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ss
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+211

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

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