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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: UN News CentreSun, 24 May 2015 10:51:00 -0700
Top UN official in South Sudan urges accountability for human rights violations

24 May 2015 ? The United Nations Special Representative for South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Lřj, has urged accountability and justice for those responsible for gross human rights violations committed as a result of South Sudan's continuing fighting.   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsMon, 25 May 2015 02:15:18 -0700
Sudanese Government Denies Supporting Rebels in South Sudan read full story
Publisher: Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSun, 24 May 2015 21:07:27 -0700
Odysseys: Pittsburgh reminds her of her native South Sudan read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneSun, 24 May 2015 23:30:38 -0700
South Sudan army pilot died in helicopter gunshot in Melut: social media read full story


Publisher: The GuardianMon, 25 May 2015 09:43:36 -0700
Sudan seizes print runs of nine newspapers in media crackdown

NISS seized editions of ?al-Sudani, al-Jarida, Akhir Lahza, al-Intibaha, al-Rai al-Aam, Alwan, al-Tayar, al-Khartoum, and al-Youm al-Tali? dailies, JHR Sudan said. Afterwards, NISS agents called the editors of four papers to tell them their publishing ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Daily StarMon, 25 May 2015 05:11:15 -0700
Sudan seizes print runs of 9 newspapers in crackdown read full story
Publisher: Channel News AsiaMon, 25 May 2015 09:30:00 -0700
Sudan seizes print runs of 10 newspapers in crackdown read full story
Publisher: Journal of Turkish WeeklyMon, 25 May 2015 01:37:30 -0700
Sudan confiscates copies of 9 newspapers read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneSun, 24 May 2015 21:02:52 -0700
Sudan's Bashir concludes a lightning visit to Qatar

According to information obtained by Sudan Tribune, Bashir's trips to Riyadh and Doha were prompted by the recent developments in the Arab world particularly the crisis in Yemen and Syria beside the situation in Egypt following the death sentences ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan VisionSun, 24 May 2015 12:52:30 -0700
Qatar Announces Readiness for Further Investments in Sudan read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneSun, 24 May 2015 21:41:15 -0700
European Union helps treat malnutrition in Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of ?9 million (US$9.7 million) from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its emergency operations in Sudan.   read full story

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Publisher: AllAfrica.comSun, 24 May 2015 21:41:15 -0700
Sudan: European Union Helps Treat Malnutrition Among Sudan's Most Vulnerable read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @TiyaniBalloy on Mon May 25 13:17:58 EDT 2015 @mapasekamokwele South Africans must stop referring to people from Sudan,Togo etc as people who come from Africa. SA is also Africa people
From @meydin_umac on Mon May 25 13:17:48 EDT 2015 Aydan güzel sudan ac?
From @HenryRodriguex on Mon May 25 13:17:34 EDT 2015 RT @poliopoints: A video clip from @VOANews for African Vaccination Week with @poliopoints Man on the Ground @darcylunn in South Sudan http?
From @Moh_Sudan on Mon May 25 13:17:29 EDT 2015 RT @0Traditions0: ?? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ??? ?????? #???_????? #????? #?????_?????? http://t.co/8afb0WHVvN
From @HenryRodriguex on Mon May 25 13:17:20 EDT 2015 RT @Tspoonsofchange: Lions of South Sudan Are Off to a Strong Start! http://t.co/0W48vB3eQ0 Blog from Lions for African Vaccination Week &?
From @seunabimbola on Mon May 25 13:17:10 EDT 2015 RT @AfricanSpotligh: #Sudan seizes print runs of 10 newspapers in major media crackdown.. http://t.co/Or3VGdL5FL Khartoum ? Sudanese... ht?
From @inessardinas on Mon May 25 13:17:03 EDT 2015 RT @charlesmilander: Mueren dos mujeres en el sur de Sudán en una ataque de los rebeldes http://t.co/IwrNPEcOVC
From @MaduroenBatalla on Mon May 25 13:17:03 EDT 2015 RT @ForoC_MON_: #Monagas #Maturin Retiran de circulación a una decena de periódicos de Sudán http://t.co/pPKjX5nfir
From @neliasapata on Mon May 25 13:16:57 EDT 2015 RT @charlesmilander: Mueren dos mujeres en el sur de Sudán en una ataque de los rebeldes http://t.co/IwrNPEcOVC
From @CaganDkmn on Mon May 25 13:16:56 EDT 2015 Geçen haftaya kadar litvanyadan patates getirmenin daha ucuz oldugunu bulduk adamlar ç?km?? akp reklam?nda pazar sudan ucuz diyor
From @fahmirizald on Mon May 25 13:16:38 EDT 2015 Sudanese government denies supporting rebels in South Sudan http://t.co/1pMrIIKLer #RobotTweets
From @MexicoNoAvanza on Mon May 25 13:16:36 EDT 2015 Sudanese government denies supporting rebels in South Sudan http://t.co/5gHmEqu5Jp
From @REPORT4SPAM9 on Mon May 25 13:16:32 EDT 2015 #ksa #saudi #egypt #Syria #Yemen #Sudan #uae #kuwait #Bahrain #morroco #Algerie #Lebanon #Iraq #Qatar #oman #Libya #tunisie #Jordan #q8
From @jjnetherlands on Mon May 25 13:16:14 EDT 2015 #Sudan seizes print runs of nine newspapers in media crackdown http://t.co/ezloxFZzVg
From @veneromatias on Mon May 25 13:16:13 EDT 2015 B1634: French Sudan #3//17, Mint+Used; CV $237 http://t.co/sbiTp2vlRV http://t.co/98RHCFE08a