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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: U.S. News & World ReportMon, 04 May 2015 08:50:41 -0700
Kerry Makes Emotional Appeal to South Sudan's Warring Leaders

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersMon, 04 May 2015 06:31:07 -0700
Kerry says Kenya has role in resolving Somalia, South Sudan conflicts read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 04 May 2015 00:41:34 -0700
S. Sudan's rebel controlled counties and neighbouring Ethiopia sign ...

May 3, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) ? South Sudanese officials in the rebel controlled counties [districts) in Jonglei and Upper Nile states sign a cooperation agreement with their neighbouring Ethiopian woredas [districts] in promotion of cohesion between the ...   read full story

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Publisher: UN News CentreFri, 01 May 2015 09:07:30 -0700
Amid spike in arrivals, number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia passes ... read full story
Publisher: Radio TamazujSun, 03 May 2015 13:48:45 -0700
War Economy: South Sudan border town recognizes Ethiopian birr as legal ... read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 04 May 2015 05:32:22 -0700
S. Sudan security agents abandon opposition leader's house

Security agents last week surrounded the house of Lam Akol, the leader of Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC). However, Anyoti Adigo, the minority leader in parliament, said the siege was lifted following a meeting of top ...   read full story

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Publisher: Radio TamazujMon, 04 May 2015 11:56:15 -0700
Lam Akol questions tractors deal: 'Where will the fuel come from?' read full story


Publisher: UN News CentreMon, 04 May 2015 10:15:00 -0700
UN lauds South Sudan as country ratifies landmark child rights treaty

The child right's treaty was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and has been ratified by 195 countries, including South Sudan, making it the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. Somalia recently began ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsMon, 04 May 2015 07:37:30 -0700
South Sudan Ratifies Convention on the Rights of the Child read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @Areef_Chester on Mon May 04 19:05:37 EDT 2015 Negara Sudan punya lebih banyak piramida daripada negara Mesir.
From @atomsoffice on Mon May 04 19:05:06 EDT 2015 RT CryptoKRT: For more information about tomorrow topics go to: http://t.co/sQM70sd28o cryptoparty #Sudan CryptoParty_ Hakeedo #privacy P?
From @LarsTHansen on Mon May 04 19:05:03 EDT 2015 RT @TheAtlanticFOTO: The Forgotten Pyramids of Meroë - 16 photos of a fascinating archaeological site in Sudan: http://t.co/B2jBUG1VoE http?
From @NaGiElmalik on Mon May 04 19:04:50 EDT 2015 Screenshots sudan ???? ????? ???????? ??? .. ???????? ?? ???????? ??? ????? ????? ??????? :D ???? ????????????... http://t.co/5zC96qABZb
From @SOSCN on Mon May 04 19:04:35 EDT 2015 RT @davidnbull: UN News Centre - South Sudan ratifies UN Convention on Rights of Child http://t.co/aJbRYWmfWF. The US is now the only count?
From @atomsoffice on Mon May 04 19:03:56 EDT 2015 RT CryptoKRT: For more information about tomorrow topics go to: http://t.co/sQM70sd28o cryptoparty #Sudan CryptoParty_ Hakeedo #privacy P?
From @alzongi8 on Mon May 04 19:03:54 EDT 2015 RT @NagiElhag: Dear Sudan Why always "Us" ??
From @CaglaKapln on Mon May 04 19:03:53 EDT 2015 E??ek sudan gelince uyucam ben baaane @AydnKaya_
From @nounettadia on Mon May 04 19:03:52 EDT 2015 RT @adammbaron: Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan--maybe its going to shape up to be a coalition of countries who's names start with the letter ?
From @smit_2014 on Mon May 04 19:03:37 EDT 2015 RT @jobeckerhrw: Now that South Sudan has ratified international child rights convention, another look at why the US hasn't. http://t.co/J?
From @dhabe7 on Mon May 04 19:03:34 EDT 2015 RT @marywareham: Who really uses cluster munitions "only against military targets" @StateDept? http://t.co/3r62DSWAAF #Libya #Sudan #Syria ?
From @nounettadia on Mon May 04 19:03:05 EDT 2015 RT @HussainBukhaiti: Can someone tell Senegal that sending 2100 soldiers isn't like football team of 21 players. Mr Senegal,Egypt&Sudan sho?
From @moverstreet on Mon May 04 19:02:14 EDT 2015 Sudan: South Sudanese Priests Held in Khartoum On Hunger Strike http://t.co/aNOC7xkOFX
From @senaadindar on Mon May 04 19:01:43 EDT 2015 Buz gibi bir sudan daha güzel bir tokat yok bence bu kâinatta...
From @MYGODMALlK on Mon May 04 19:01:08 EDT 2015 RT @RealTouchingPic: Armed guards in Sudan protect the last male northern white rhino on earth. His species survived for 50 million years h?