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South Sudan Country Facts

Guest Author - Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu

Official Name: Republic of South Sudan

Alternate Names: South Sudan

Former Names: Sudan, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

Capital City: Juba

South Sudan FlagFlag: The flag of South Sudan is similar to the Flag of Kenya with the addition of a blue triangle and gold star. The color black represents Southern Sudanese people. The color red represnts the blood shed for freedom. The color green represents the land. The color blue represents the waters of the Nile. The gold star, which is The Star of Bethlehem, represents represents the unity of the states of South Sudan.

Date of Independence: July 9, 2001

National Anthem: South Sudan Oyee!

Population: Estimated at around 8 million

South Sudan MapSize/Area: 239,285 square miles

Land Locked: Yes

Coastline: None

Bordering Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan.

Administrative Divisions: South Sudan is composed of ten states: Central Equatoria, Jonglei, Eastern Equatoria, Lakes, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, and Upper Nile. These ten states are further broken down into 86 counties.

Major Cities: Juba, Wau, and Malakal

Languages: Arabic, English, Nuer, Zande, Bari, Shilluk

Religions: Christianity, traditional and indigenous beliefs.

Major Holidays: July 9 (Independence Day)

Currency: Sudanese Pound

Currency Code: SDG

Highest Point: Mount Kinyeti

Bordering Bodies of Water: None

Major Agricultural Products: cotton, groundnuts, sorghum, millet, wheat, gum arabic, sugarcane, cassava, mangos, papaya, bananas, sweet potatoes, sesame, and teak.

Natural Resources: Petroleum, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold, and hydropower.

Time Zone: UTC+3


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