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Complete details about Sudan in Africa with capital city Khartum

Country NameSudan (As-Sudan)
Country CodeSDN
Capital CityKhartum
ContinentAfrica
RegionNorthern Africa
Independence Year1956
Population29490000
Surface Area2505813.0
Life Expectancy56.6 years
GNP10162.0 (old 0.0)
Government FormIslamic Republic

Spoken Languages

Arabic [official]     (49.4%)
Bari     (2.5%)
Beja     (6.4%)
Chilluk     (1.7%)
Dinka     (11.5%)
Fur     (2.1%)
Lotuko     (1.5%)
Nubian Languages     (8.1%)
Nuer     (4.9%)
Zande     (2.7%)

Major Cities

Omdurman, Khartum     (population 1271403)
Khartum, Khartum     (population 947483)
Sharq al-Nil, Khartum     (population 700887)
Port Sudan, al-Bahr al-Ahmar     (population 308195)
Kassala, Kassala     (population 234622)
Obeid, Kurdufan al-Shamaliy     (population 229425)
Nyala, Darfur al-Janubiya     (population 227183)
Wad Madani, al-Jazira     (population 211362)
al-Qadarif, al-Qadarif     (population 191164)
Kusti, al-Bahr al-Abyad     (population 173599)
al-Fashir, Darfur al-Shamaliya     (population 141884)
Juba, Bahr al-Jabal     (population 114980)

Sudan's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: National GeographicSun, 20 Apr 2014 05:17:41 -0700
Why South Sudan May Face World's Worst Famine in Quarter Century

Since December, when South Sudan's leadership splintered over suspicions about a coup plot, violence has spread across the country, disrupting the planting season, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee, and leaving more than 10,000 people ...   read full story

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Publisher: RTSun, 20 Apr 2014 05:34:19 -0700
UN: South Sudan has one month left before worst starvation in recent African ... read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsSat, 19 Apr 2014 14:39:33 -0700
South Sudan cattle raid 'claims dozens of lives' read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaSun, 20 Apr 2014 10:26:15 -0700
South Sudan Urges Sudan to Stop Attacks By Armed Groups read full story
Publisher: Guardian Liberty VoiceSun, 20 Apr 2014 11:11:15 -0700
United Nations Outraged by South Sudan Attack read full story
Publisher: Carbonated.tvMon, 21 Apr 2014 04:26:15 -0700
Millions At Risk As South Sudan Hovers On The Brink Of Famine read full story


Publisher: Aljazeera.comSat, 19 Apr 2014 19:03:45 -0700
Survivors recount horrors of S Sudan attack

Share article. Send Feedback. South Sudan's government has sent in troops to secure United Nations compounds across the country. It follows an attack on a UN base in Bor on Thursday, in which at least 58 people were killed, and 100 others were injured.   read full story

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Publisher: CNNFri, 18 Apr 2014 07:27:43 -0700
48 killed in attack on peacekeepers' base in South Sudan, UN says read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneSat, 19 Apr 2014 21:32:24 -0700
Juba says "peace enemies" sabotaging improving relations with Khartoum read full story
Publisher: New VisionSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:37:52 -0700
UN says deadly attack on S. Sudan base may be 'war crime'... read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 17 Apr 2014 14:17:23 -0700
South Sudan conflict: Attack on UN base 'kills dozens' read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:58:50 -0700
South Sudan Officials Blame UN for Deadly Attack in Bor read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 18 Apr 2014 18:38:28 -0700
South Sudan conflict: UN outrage at deadly Bor attack

The UN has expressed outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime". Thursday's attack by armed youths on the base in Bor left at least 58 dead, including children. Thousands of civilians are ...   read full story


Publisher: Press TVSun, 20 Apr 2014 02:22:30 -0700
UNICEF worried over child suffering in South Sudan

Jinathan Weitch, UNICEF representative in South Sudan, also condemned the recent attack on a UN peace-keeping base in the city of Bor in Jonglei State. Weitch said the UN agency considers it unacceptable that children are attacked in places where they ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan TribuneFri, 18 Apr 2014 21:41:15 -0700
UNICEF supports emergency response for children in Sudan with 89 tons of life ... read full story
Publisher: AllAfrica.comFri, 18 Apr 2014 07:26:15 -0700
Children Killed in Brutal South Sudan Fighting read full story
Publisher: Sudan VisionFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0700
UNICEF Supports Sudan's Children in Hot Spots read full story
Publisher: Business StandardFri, 18 Apr 2014 18:51:50 -0700
Unicef sounds alarm over children's deaths in South Sudan read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @Sudan_tweet on Mon Apr 21 08:14:22 EDT 2014 man changes the tracks in the engine room of Sudan's new Nile Train at a station in #Khartoum #Sudan #??????? http://t.co/w53rOZ6Tww
From @24aynamahmudova on Mon Apr 21 08:14:21 EDT 2014 RT @rasihyilmaz: Biraz güzel haberler verelim. Sudan'da in?aat? tamamlanan Kimse Yok mu Yetimhanesi'nde 300 çocuk ya?ayacak in?allah. http:?
From @fahmirizald on Mon Apr 21 08:14:16 EDT 2014 S. Sudan rebels slaughtered 'hundreds' in ethnic massacres: UN http://t.co/In6Xdj8edA #RobotTweets
From @NewsAroundNL on Mon Apr 21 08:14:14 EDT 2014 Honderden afgeslacht in oliestad Zuid-Sudan: Rebellen hebben vorige week honderden burgers afge... http://t.co/DY8XSCTOSk #nieuws #rss24
From @1110A6 on Mon Apr 21 08:14:14 EDT 2014 RT @al_serdaab: ?????? "?????? ??? ?????" #?????_????_?????? 20-04-2014 http://t.co/x6lYiaYBop @Hussenalmoyd #iraq #bah #oman #LEB #jor #S?
From @asepwiyono on Mon Apr 21 08:14:12 EDT 2014 S. Sudan rebels slaughtered 'hundreds' in ethnic massacres: UN http://t.co/PFIIsIcVwF
From @Corleone250 on Mon Apr 21 08:14:11 EDT 2014 As members of the EAC, we can not let our brothers, sisters 2be butchered by militia no matter where they are whether South Sudan or Somalia
From @joannie on Mon Apr 21 08:13:38 EDT 2014 Why South Sudan May Face World's Worst Famine in Quarter Century http://t.co/DzX4ew3wGR
From @serenity2411 on Mon Apr 21 08:13:37 EDT 2014 RT @AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews U.N.: South Sudan rebels slaughtered 'hundreds' in ethnic massacres in oil-town
From @HariharanJosep on Mon Apr 21 08:13:35 EDT 2014 Sudan is back in the news with a genocide story. Crimea/Ukraine burning. Oil politics, blood money.
From @PeggyGuillenCas on Mon Apr 21 08:13:19 EDT 2014 Rebeldes de Sudán del Sur matan a 200 civiles en ciudad petrolera http://t.co/J5Hue7Dv75
From @ANNYCR91 on Mon Apr 21 08:13:18 EDT 2014 Rebeldes de Sudán del Sur matan a 200 civiles en ciudad petrolera http://t.co/nHNwyXfISr
From @fati_2212 on Mon Apr 21 08:13:18 EDT 2014 Decir lo que os salga del coño pero si son los mejores se dice y punto29?27me la sudan y bastantes vuestras indiretas nose si me entendeis?
From @HenryADN on Mon Apr 21 08:13:17 EDT 2014 Rebeldes de Sudán del Sur matan a 200 civiles en ciudad petrolera http://t.co/wIjvRhDUnE via @nacion
From @DavidCR_09 on Mon Apr 21 08:13:17 EDT 2014 Rebeldes de Sudán del Sur matan a 200 civiles en ciudad petrolera http://t.co/UThcUDOiLu vía @nacion