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Complete details about Sudan in Africa with capital city Khartum

Country NameSudan (As-Sudan)
Country CodeSDN
Capital CityKhartum
RegionNorthern Africa
Independence Year1956
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: Voice of AmericaTue, 06 Oct 2015 07:26:15 -0700
Thousands of Sudanese Children Unvaccinated Against Killer Diseases

The United Nations Children's Fund is urging Sudan's warring parties to give the go-ahead for a life-saving measles vaccination campaign. Thousands of children in hard to reach areas currently are at risk for the disease. UNICEF welcomes a recent ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: UN News CentreTue, 06 Oct 2015 14:22:30 -0700
UNICEF calls for a joint vaccination plan in the Sudan read full story

Publisher: Sudan TribuneTue, 06 Oct 2015 11:56:15 -0700
Sudanese president to visit Algeria on Sunday

October 6, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir will make a rare visit to Algeria on Sunday at the invitation of his counterpart Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika to discuss ways for strengthening bilateral ties and activating the joint ...   read full story

Publisher: ReutersTue, 06 Oct 2015 09:41:15 -0700
Troika urges delay to plan for new South Sudan states

"This announcement directly contradicts the government of South Sudan's commitment to implement the peace agreement it signed on Aug. 26," the troika said. "We strongly urge President Kiir to defer action on this fundamental matter until the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Sudan TribuneTue, 06 Oct 2015 11:24:51 -0700
EU urges S. Sudan's Kiir to suspend unilateral decree over creation of 28 states read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaSun, 04 Oct 2015 23:56:30 -0700
South Sudan Rebels Condemn Creation of 28 New States read full story
Publisher: Business InsiderSat, 03 Oct 2015 03:52:56 -0700
Scores killed as South Sudan factions resume fighting read full story

Publisher: Sudan TribuneTue, 06 Oct 2015 11:56:15 -0700
Sudan, Saudi Arabia discuss minerals exploration in the Red Sea

On Tuesday, Sudan's minister of minerals, Ahmed al-Karouri, discussed with the Saudi minister of petroleum and mineral resources, Ali bin Ibrahim al-Nai'mi, actions and measures accomplished by the permanent committee for the management of operations ...   read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @Jessicasilgado on Tue Oct 06 20:09:19 EDT 2015 Al saborear sus labios rojos sudan mis manos y hasta tiemblo
From @mauritaniafrica on Tue Oct 06 20:09:09 EDT 2015 Buoyant South Sudan set to make World Cup qualifying debut
From @MetalZards on Tue Oct 06 20:07:54 EDT 2015 @xmen336gaming Dude where were u born I'm from Sudan!
From @NTabeel on Tue Oct 06 20:07:24 EDT 2015 RT @Mo_IbrahimFdn: South Sudan has shown the most deterioration, and Cote d?Ivoire has shown the most improvements #IIAG
From @rickgerth on Tue Oct 06 20:07:23 EDT 2015 RT @WorldVisionUSA: A Christian case for not giving up on #SouthSudan, the world's most fragile place, & why there's hope:
From @diannewader on Tue Oct 06 20:06:34 EDT 2015 ?Read this blog of a crazy couple crossing Africa?
From @StephenKeim1 on Tue Oct 06 20:06:23 EDT 2015 Facts for the ages:
From @GtotheTOP8 on Tue Oct 06 20:05:42 EDT 2015 If @tabiscoffee could, she would apparate to Sudan and kill me rn
From @sudan_moon on Tue Oct 06 20:05:34 EDT 2015 RT @Rumi_Quote: Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
From @iwasxlilacsky on Tue Oct 06 20:05:20 EDT 2015 @cuddlewobrien @imsleepwclking me sudan las aletas.
From @sgtastemakers on Tue Oct 06 20:04:35 EDT 2015 Traumatized by his experiences as a child soldier in South Sudan, 14-year-old Peter decided to settle an argument with two other children b?
From @gcmcSouthSudan on Tue Oct 06 20:04:23 EDT 2015 #SouthSudan South Sudan: USG Humanitarian Assistance to South Sudan Complex Emergency Last U... #crisismanagement
From @gcmcSouthSudan on Tue Oct 06 20:04:22 EDT 2015 #SouthSudan South Sudan: South Sudan ? Crisis Fact Sheet #12, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (as of 3... #crisismanagement
From @nyapell on Tue Oct 06 20:04:18 EDT 2015 @LuisVClausell Me la sudan mis antepasados, m importa la CULTURA y COSTUMBRES y es en lo que chocamos con algunos colectivos. #noresracismo
From @zoe_sudan on Tue Oct 06 20:04:16 EDT 2015 Humans really know how to grind my gears