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Sudan

Official English Name: Republic of the Sudan

Official Local Name(s): جمهورية السودان

Common English Name: Sudan

Capital: Khartoum

REGION
Northeastern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Egypt (North)
Libya (Northwest)
Chad (West)
Central African Republic (West)
South Sudan (South)
Ethiopia (Southeast)
Eritrea (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Red Sea (Northeast)
TOTAL AREA
1,861,484 km2
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Petroleum
Iron ore
Copper
Chromium ore
Zinc
Tungsten
Mica
Silver
Gold
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Dust storms
DEMONYM
Sudanese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Arab (34.4%)
Gaaliin (8.1%)
Beja (5.6%)
Guhayna (4.9%)
Fur (2.8%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Nubian
Ta Bedawie
Fur
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (90.0%)
Christian (5.0%)
Indigenous (5.0%)
POPULATION
36,729,501
LARGEST CITY
Khartoum (1,974,647)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Omdurman (1,200,000)
Port Sudan (489,725)
Kassala (401,477)
El Obeid (393,311)
Al Qadarif (363,945)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Federal Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
17 States
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 January 1956 (from Egypt and the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Secretary bird
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Nahnu Djundulla Djundulwatan
GDP PER CAPITA
$4,300 (USD)
CURRENCY
£ (Sudanese Pound)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = £6.48
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.sd
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+249

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

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