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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: Sudan TribuneWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:18:06 -0700
South Sudan admits summoning its ambassador to Addis Ababa

Family sources told Sudan Tribune that David Dang Kong was asked by the foreign affairs ministry to return to capital, Juba within 72 hours. But Mawien Makol, the foreign affairs spokesperson downplayed the incident, saying it was done within the ...   read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneWed, 22 Oct 2014 01:48:23 -0700
S. Sudan rebels deny endorsing Kiir's party leadership

October 22, 2014 (ARUSHA) ? The armed opposition faction of Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement has dismissed allegations suggesting the recently signed framework agreement in Arusha, Tanzania, had endorsed to reunite the three factions of the SPLM ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Yahoo NewsWed, 22 Oct 2014 03:53:17 -0700
East African leaders push for peace in South Sudan read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalTue, 21 Oct 2014 03:18:45 -0700
South Sudan's Warring Factions Agree to Talks Mediated by Tanzania read full story
Publisher: ReutersWed, 22 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0700
Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: UN read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:37:30 -0700
Ateny Wek Ateny: 'It is the people of South Sudan who decide' read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:37:30 -0700
S Sudan rivals accept responsibility for war read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 20 Oct 2014 20:12:25 -0700
S. Sudanese rival factions sign framework agreement in Tanzania

October 20, 2014 (ARUSHA) ? Factions of the ruling party in South Sudan, the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM), have signed a framework agreement which aims to address the root causes of the conflict that erupted in mid-December and ...   read full story


Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukSun, 19 Oct 2014 23:36:14 -0700
The Sudanese 'spies' in London Starbucks

After three days the ordeal ended. The agents put Mrs Ahmed in a car and drove her to the airport. ?I couldn't believe I was going home. The Sudan regime had decided I was an enemy because I met with a Darfur independence activist in London. I nearly ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan VisionMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:47:28 -0700
China Experience: 'Hearing is not the Same as Seeing' read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @1freetruth on Wed Oct 22 19:52:45 EDT 2014 Sudan: Police Beat, Arrest Female Students http://t.co/haV94cnEFn #OccupyInfo #OWSinfo #Revolution #Anonymous
From @mi_la_na on Wed Oct 22 19:52:30 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/U5ga1KqShW
From @li_lizas on Wed Oct 22 19:52:29 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/CXvdrCClxz
From @FelipeFlei on Wed Oct 22 19:52:27 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/uiUHUzbAo8
From @LuizsaLZ on Wed Oct 22 19:52:25 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/ahxRxgZJyo
From @BlancaBlomia on Wed Oct 22 19:52:23 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/D4KcfTCAs1
From @MaferMarfi on Wed Oct 22 19:52:21 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/gT4PE4XDPB
From @FernandaFlipar on Wed Oct 22 19:52:20 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/bvWPPFIbDQ
From @BlonkBrenda on Wed Oct 22 19:52:18 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/SJlhPdUocO
From @jyzolediguge on Wed Oct 22 19:52:17 EDT 2014 RT @TenMinuteMovie: Mandatory Curfew in Juba, South Sudan: http://t,co/hchzouLs7V
From @MonicaMontiela on Wed Oct 22 19:52:16 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/e3N8smV3Ud
From @pi_meee on Wed Oct 22 19:52:15 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/ICdrFxcthe
From @PabloPocu on Wed Oct 22 19:52:13 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/CImCtIj1DL
From @DanielDogu on Wed Oct 22 19:52:11 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/8FBSK8rvEZ
From @JochoJuan on Wed Oct 22 19:52:09 EDT 2014 Alerta ONU por violaciones contra niños en Sudán del Sur: Zainab Hawa Bangura, representante de la ONU sobre V... http://t.co/BA8hwhFnxR