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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: CNNTue, 01 Sep 2015 04:15:00 -0700
Olympic wrestlers beware, Sudan's fighting giants are coming

Khartoum, Sudan (CNN) The walls are lined with spectators as the sun hangs low in the sky. It is 5.30pm on a Friday at the wrestling arena in Hajj Yousif, Khartoum, Sudan and the air is thick with anticipation as two wrestlers circle one another at the ...   read full story

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Publisher: WPTZ The Champlain ValleyTue, 01 Sep 2015 04:15:00 -0700
Sudan's wrestlers shoot for Olympic glory read full story


Publisher: Voice of AmericaTue, 01 Sep 2015 03:18:45 -0700
China Welcomes Sudan's War Crime-accused Leader as 'Old Friend'

BEIJING?. Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, an accused war criminal, as an "old friend" on Tuesday, as China's foreign ministry defended his invite to a military parade to mark the end of World War Two.   read full story

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Publisher: XinhuaTue, 01 Sep 2015 07:26:15 -0700
Chinese vice premier urges further cooperation with Sudan read full story


Publisher: Daily BeastSun, 30 Aug 2015 21:48:47 -0700
Sudans Vaccination Card Black Market

KHARTOUM, Sudan ? Standing at the junction of two of downtown's busiest avenues, Ahmed, a slim young man with yellowing teeth and torn drawstring trousers, cuts a shifty figure as he slowly paces around a shopping arcade, steps from the presidential ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan TribuneSun, 30 Aug 2015 14:31:20 -0700
US special envoy concludes visit to Sudan, regrets not visiting Darfur read full story
Publisher: Middle East MonitorMon, 31 Aug 2015 04:37:30 -0700
Signs of tension easing between Sudan and US read full story
Publisher: AllAfrica.comMon, 31 Aug 2015 12:18:45 -0700
US Envoy Concludes Sudan Visit read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 31 Aug 2015 22:21:24 -0700
South Sudan hints at keeping Ugandan troops despite peace deal

August 31, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government said on Monday that Uganda will not withdraw all its troops from the country as stated in the recently signed peace agreement with armed opposition, claiming the former was in the country at the behest ...   read full story

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Publisher: StarAfrica.comMon, 31 Aug 2015 13:15:00 -0700
Ugandan troops in S/Sudan 'to stay read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @mister_muizzy on Tue Sep 01 16:12:01 EDT 2015 Africa: Chinese President says Sudan's Bashir "old friend" https://t.co/fx3LS3D1lZ http://t.co/VhndqApkBS"
From @EpiRen on Tue Sep 01 16:11:33 EDT 2015 #Tuberculosis News: Kuwait sends 100000 TB vaccines to Sudan http://t.co/kv6lFTEcFK #pathogenposse
From @Myco_TB on Tue Sep 01 16:11:32 EDT 2015 #Tuberculosis News: Kuwait sends 100000 TB vaccines to Sudan http://t.co/xWr4DhurwP #pathogenposse
From @neilgrindley on Tue Sep 01 16:11:21 EDT 2015 Ten women face flogging for wearing trousers. Ask Sudan to drop the charges now http://t.co/XsWe2KuglJ
From @El_Ojo_Alegre on Tue Sep 01 16:11:14 EDT 2015 @ibaequeen me dejaste sin aliento, mis manos sudan y mi temperatura se incrementa rapidamente
From @AyaTarig on Tue Sep 01 16:11:13 EDT 2015 RT @taggy_: #Sudan never had a problem with #womensrights before this government https://t.co/7DtEppSNXp
From @TexasArabians on Tue Sep 01 16:11:07 EDT 2015 Libya is not South Sudan which all of them are about to experience aka Mali and the mess they made in that country https://t.co/rjHSAuwILv
From @southsudan_oa on Tue Sep 01 16:10:58 EDT 2015 #southsudan South Sudan's ruling SPLM makes unity top priority - Sudan Tribune: Sudan... http://t.co/Jo8A7hWtLd - http://t.co/ojZFZ8avrg
From @southsudan_oa on Tue Sep 01 16:10:57 EDT 2015 #southsudan 68 new South Sudan cholera cases last week, 1 death - Radio Tamazuj: Radi... http://t.co/dgXAimQsNP - http://t.co/ojZFZ8avrg
From @southsudan_oa on Tue Sep 01 16:10:57 EDT 2015 #southsudan 20 South Sudan police officers trained to respect journalists - Radio Tam... http://t.co/zuaCIrHmrn - http://t.co/ojZFZ8avrg
From @southsudan_oa on Tue Sep 01 16:10:57 EDT 2015 #southsudan Japan's Ambassador To South Sudan Pays A Visit To Camps In Upper Nile - g... http://t.co/bR373QohmB - http://t.co/ojZFZ8avrg
From @southsudan_oa on Tue Sep 01 16:10:57 EDT 2015 #southsudan South Sudan rebels say peace deal at risk from ceasefire breaches - Yahoo... http://t.co/VBFaqwoXXP - http://t.co/ojZFZ8avrg
From @mzulfikar924 on Tue Sep 01 16:10:56 EDT 2015 ABD'den Sudan'daki ajan? Ömer Be?ir'e: Çin'e gidersen döverim.. http://t.co/0wCME6Je1m
From @mandas40 on Tue Sep 01 16:10:49 EDT 2015 @Oprah @janetmock Help us spray the gospel, BIAFRANS must be separated from Nigeria. Britain destroyed Sudan, palestine and Biafra. STOP now
From @365SouthSudan on Tue Sep 01 16:10:47 EDT 2015 South Sudan's ruling SPLM makes unity top priority - Sudan Tribune http://t.co/8MQgijuF9u #southsudan