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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: LifeNews.comTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Meriam Ibrahim Still Not Allowed to Leave Sudan After Being Sentenced to Die

The Sudanese woman who was pregnant and sentenced to death for not recanting her faith will be the topic of a congressional hearing planned for Wednesday. Rep. Chris Smith, the pro-life leader in Congress who is the Chairman of the House ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Mission Network NEws (press release)Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:02:08 -0700
Permission to leave Sudan remains unclear read full story
Publisher: 10TVTue, 22 Jul 2014 17:56:15 -0700
Congressional hearing to focus on Christian woman stuck in Sudan read full story
Publisher: Ecumenical NewsTue, 22 Jul 2014 13:48:45 -0700
Sudan government bans Christians from constructing churches read full story
Publisher: Washington ExaminerTue, 22 Jul 2014 12:41:15 -0700
House subcommittee to hold hearing on the 'troubling case of Meriam Ibrahim' read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalTue, 22 Jul 2014 07:01:14 -0700
South Sudan Rebels Fail in Bid to Meet Uganda's President

KAMPALA Uganda?A South Sudan rebel delegation left the Ugandan capital late Monday without meeting Ugandan officials, marking a setback for the rebels in their bid to convince Kampala to pull troops out of the crisis-stricken nation, officials said ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 21 Jul 2014 02:22:30 -0700
South Sudan rebels break ceasefire - Unmiss read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneSun, 20 Jul 2014 07:13:20 -0700
South Sudan's opposition forces claim capture of Nasir town read full story
Publisher: News24Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:15:00 -0700
S Sudan rebel team quits Uganda read full story
Publisher: VICE NewsMon, 21 Jul 2014 14:44:07 -0700
South Sudan Ceasefire in Tatters as Rebels Try to Retake Former Headquarters read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:54:42 -0700
S Sudan truce crumbles amid renewed clashes read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneTue, 22 Jul 2014 19:26:15 -0700
2015 elections are not a priority for Sudanese

Many Analysts and observers in Sudan call for cancellation of the April Elections for genuine reasons. First, that large amount of the money$ (630 million dollars) = ( 3,56429000000 SDG Sudanese Pounds) proposed as a final budget for the April ...   read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalMon, 21 Jul 2014 02:48:59 -0700
Uganda to Hold Talks With South Sudan Rebels

KAMPALA Uganda?South Sudan rebel representatives are set to hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, the latest effort to resolve the seven-month conflict that is ravaging the world's youngest nation, officials said on Monday. A delegation ...   read full story

Sudan Tweets

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From @1TATAR1 on Wed Jul 23 01:44:27 EDT 2014 RT @hadisderyasii: ?Bir günah i?ledi?inde hemen tövbe et. ?nsan suya dü?tü?ü için de?il, sudan ç?kamad??? için bo?ulur.? Hz. Mevlana
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From @sudan_hashtag on Wed Jul 23 01:44:11 EDT 2014 RT @usvvz1: ????? : ??????? ????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ?????? ??????
From @melquyin on Wed Jul 23 01:43:20 EDT 2014 RT @13burctahmin: KOÇ: ?yi niyetini suistimal edenleri e?ek sudan gelinceye kadar laflar?yla döver.S?k?yosa bi daha yaparsa da e?ekle berab?
From @sarahhandinata on Wed Jul 23 01:42:41 EDT 2014 Sudan sewindu ku didepanmu , ada di setiap pagi disepanjang harimu... ? Sewindu by Tulus ? https://t.co/0h9aFqsVxp
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From @KAZIMCLS on Wed Jul 23 01:41:20 EDT 2014 RT @hadisderyasii: ?Bir günah i?ledi?inde hemen tövbe et. ?nsan suya dü?tü?ü için de?il, sudan ç?kamad??? için bo?ulur.? Hz. Mevlana
From @Sofi_Maldonado_ on Wed Jul 23 01:40:29 EDT 2014 RT @camila_vera1: Los hipopotamos sudan rosado!!!!!!!
From @douglasaine on Wed Jul 23 01:40:17 EDT 2014 RT @Mehboobah: Palestine is yet to be granted UN full membership...since 1947. South Sudan got it in a year!
From @prettyabdo on Wed Jul 23 01:39:49 EDT 2014 You from sudan right? ? Nope lol http://t.co/38IBOfa0no
From @a7medo_lo on Wed Jul 23 01:39:27 EDT 2014 RT @dardachat: Airplane swerved from the runway in Heglig local airport, Sudan cause 8 passengers got injured http://t.co/VXRP3NLb4i
From @dardachat on Wed Jul 23 01:38:24 EDT 2014 Airplane swerved from the runway in Heglig local airport, Sudan cause 8 passengers got injured http://t.co/VXRP3NLb4i