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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: BBC NewsSun, 28 Sep 2014 00:07:09 -0700
Sudan apostasy woman Mariam Ibrahim 'to campaign'

Mariam Ibrahim, the Sudan woman who escaped a death sentence imposed for renouncing her faith, says she wants to campaign for others who face religious persecution. Speaking to the BBC in the US, where she is seeking asylum, Ms Ibrahim said she ...   read full story

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Publisher: World MagazineMon, 29 Sep 2014 08:22:30 -0700
Sudan bans Meriam Ibrahim's lawyers from leaving the country read full story
Publisher: THISDAY LiveSun, 28 Sep 2014 19:37:30 -0700
Sudan Apostasy Woman Mariam Ibrahim to Campaign read full story
Publisher: Breitbart NewsMon, 29 Sep 2014 11:45:00 -0700
Sudanese Christian Woman Jailed for Apostasy to 'Campaign' for Persecuted read full story


Publisher: BloombergMon, 29 Sep 2014 14:11:15 -0700
China Halts Arms Sales to South Sudan After Norinco Shipment

China halted weapons sales to South Sudan after it discovered the state arms manufacturer sold millions of dollars worth of equipment to the war-torn nation, a Chinese Embassy official said. China North Industries Group Corp., known as Norinco ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsMon, 29 Sep 2014 07:18:41 -0700
More Than 30 Killed in South Sudan Bus Crash read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 29 Sep 2014 18:50:24 -0700
S. Sudan: Over 30 killed in Juba-Nimule road accident read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaMon, 29 Sep 2014 10:03:45 -0700
Nearly 60 Killed in South Sudan Road Crash read full story
Publisher: New VisionMon, 29 Sep 2014 21:07:30 -0700
Over 30 people die in Sudan bus accident read full story


Publisher: The GuardianMon, 29 Sep 2014 05:56:15 -0700
Spanish diplomat stabbed to death in Sudan

A Spanish diplomat has been found stabbed to death in his home in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. The 61-year-old official headed the Spanish embassy's visa section and had worked in the country for three years, a police statement said. A diplomatic source ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:48:45 -0700
Spanish diplomat stabbed to death in Sudanese capital read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 29 Sep 2014 08:42:43 -0700
Spanish embassy official found dead in Khartoum, Sudan read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostMon, 29 Sep 2014 06:07:14 -0700
Spanish Diplomat Killed In Sudan's Capital Khartoum read full story
Publisher: teleSUR EnglishMon, 29 Sep 2014 11:22:30 -0700
Spanish Diplomat Found Dead in Sudan read full story
Publisher: Chinadaily USAMon, 29 Sep 2014 23:22:30 -0700
Spanish diplomat killed in Sudan read full story


Publisher: Al-ArabiyaMon, 29 Sep 2014 04:25:35 -0700
Spanish diplomat killed in Khartoum

The diplomat worked in the consular section of the Spanish embassy in the Sudan. He was found dead in his home in Khartoum's upscale Garden City neighborhood. The maid, who found the body, reported the death early in the morning, a police source told ...   read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @sudan_maestro on Tue Sep 30 07:48:02 EDT 2014 ????? ????? ???? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ??? ????????????? http://t.co/vBv8KuKjBS
From @fauz40 on Tue Sep 30 07:47:44 EDT 2014 Driver on the run after bus kills 35 Ugandans http://t.co/UdRgOH6HvI via @dailynation
From @munewerdogan on Tue Sep 30 07:47:23 EDT 2014 RT @islamsozler: Günah m? i?ledin,hemen Tevbe et. UNUTMA ?nsan suya dü?tü?ü için de?il,sudan ç?kamad??? için bo?ulur !
From @PSP_jobs on Tue Sep 30 07:47:13 EDT 2014 Country Manager | Transguard Themis: - Leads the preparation and validation of the countrys? http://t.co/9siKxNF9kl
From @Endber on Tue Sep 30 07:47:08 EDT 2014 China Halts Arms Sales to South Sudan After Norinco Shipment - Bloomberg via @BloombergNews http://t.co/eGRiHHlYtm
From @yourselfcute on Tue Sep 30 07:46:59 EDT 2014 RT @WFP: #UNICEF, #WFP?s #emergency mission reaches more than 500k women, children & men in #SouthSudan http://t.co/CmoGmo4Ij7 http://t.co/?
From @PSP_jobs on Tue Sep 30 07:46:42 EDT 2014 Country Manager | Transguard Themis http://t.co/e1Ed9g6Yf0
From @_dmahg on Tue Sep 30 07:46:32 EDT 2014 @GuardianGDP And if the country systematically denies your civic/human rights & is unashamed to use violence? #Sudan #TalkToMo
From @ArmedForcesNews on Tue Sep 30 07:46:14 EDT 2014 SUDAN: China Applies Pressure http://t.co/jJAHdLsNFT Via @Strategypage
From @TalkofJuba on Tue Sep 30 07:46:11 EDT 2014 The 23 contestants of Talent Search South Sudan unveiled. http://t.co/R35lTx2aV1
From @1453_cesur on Tue Sep 30 07:45:47 EDT 2014 RT @islamsozler: Günah m? i?ledin,hemen Tevbe et. UNUTMA ?nsan suya dü?tü?ü için de?il,sudan ç?kamad??? için bo?ulur !
From @GuardianGDP on Tue Sep 30 07:45:45 EDT 2014 RT @izz0_: How do you see the future of start-up businesses in Sudan under US sanctions? #TalkToMo
From @cmlttnaydin on Tue Sep 30 07:45:45 EDT 2014 Yeni Japon Buyukelcisi Hideki Ito ile Sudan'in cesitli alanlarda desteklenmesi uzerine gorus alisverisinde bulunduk. http://t.co/lTE8nIet65
From @kayodeyemi on Tue Sep 30 07:45:24 EDT 2014 News: Stephen Keshi Release a 24-man Team List For The Double Header Against Sudan On The 11/14 October PS. I'm... http://t.co/pENnB4rCZv
From @Venezolanonews on Tue Sep 30 07:45:22 EDT 2014 Acuchillaron a diplomático español en Sudán - http://t.co/yHMFSGPnrk