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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: BBC NewsFri, 24 Oct 2014 04:41:28 -0700
South Sudan: Women propose sex strike for peace

Female peace activists in South Sudan have proposed a nationwide sex strike to end the country's civil war. The activists want women to support the strike in the hope that it encourages men to seek a peaceful settlement to the conflict, the Sudan ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan TribuneThu, 23 Oct 2014 23:23:35 -0700
South Sudan women propose sex ban until peace restored read full story
Publisher: Sudan VisionWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:41:15 -0700
Two UN Envoys Praise Sudan for Generously Welcoming S. Sudanese Refugee read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaThu, 23 Oct 2014 08:31:51 -0700
South Sudan Crisis Threatens Development read full story
Publisher: RTFri, 24 Oct 2014 06:18:45 -0700
South Sudan women suggest sex strike to stop civil war read full story
Publisher: News24Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:26:15 -0700
South Sudan women suggest sex strike to end war read full story


Publisher: Whitehouse.gov (press release)Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:52:30 -0700
Notice - Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan

On November 3, 1997, by Executive Order (E.O.) 13067, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Sudan and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), took related steps to deal with the ...   read full story

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Publisher: USA TODAYFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0700
Obama extends emergency sanctions in Sudan read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneFri, 24 Oct 2014 23:46:53 -0700
South Sudanese rebels asked Beijing not to sell weapons to Juba

October 24, 2014 (NAIROBI) ? The opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM) led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, revealed they had asked the Chinese government to stop selling weapons to president Salva Kiir's ...   read full story


Publisher: The EconomistThu, 23 Oct 2014 07:48:45 -0700
Banking in Myanmar

Thailand, with just 14m more people, had nearly 7,000 more branches; the number of branches per person in Myanmar barely exceeds the level of South Sudan, and falls short of Afghanistan's and Haiti's. A report from the International Finance Corporation ...   read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @bido_noni on Sat Oct 25 03:39:12 EDT 2014 Bowen fc would have beaten Sudan
From @fatimajass on Sat Oct 25 03:38:57 EDT 2014 RT @dgtlresistance: #Sudan gives #Iran's diplomats 72 hours to get out, allegedly for promoting #Shia Islam. http://t.co/yfugArQirF http://?
From @OilSheikh82 on Sat Oct 25 03:38:21 EDT 2014 "BBC Hausa - Mata za su fara yajin jima'i a Sudan ta Kudu http://t.co/Q1CTbFaR3k" Jiki magayi kenan....
From @salmukhdirar on Sat Oct 25 03:38:10 EDT 2014 RT @NesrineMalik: In the most predictable news of the day - Sudan's Bashir seeks re-election. Even though he said he wouldn't http://t.co/L?
From @RevolutionsHub on Sat Oct 25 03:38:00 EDT 2014 #women #WomenSucceed #racism #culture Rape used as a #weapon of #war in #Africa http://t.co/Ckm14r40GO
From @WolfSpirit2013 on Sat Oct 25 03:37:46 EDT 2014 RT @DrWidadAkrawi: 2. @biswabijay We Have Resources (MUCH More Than S Sudan) & They Must B Used 2Help Civilians, ALL Citizens! #DrWidad ht?
From @jazzinho on Sat Oct 25 03:37:10 EDT 2014 Where are they ? What happened to the children ? http://t.co/hU7XagBELs
From @NewsSudan on Sat Oct 25 03:37:04 EDT 2014 #sudan ???????? ????????? ?????? ? "???" ??????? ?????? ??????? ????? http://t.co/zbcuXfI2Tf #???????
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From @malberizzi on Sat Oct 25 03:35:17 EDT 2014 Sud Sudan, Salva Kiir annuncia l?imminente attacco ma le pressioni perché negozi sono fortissime http://t.co/PPVLbTebGJ
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