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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: The GuardianTue, 02 Sep 2014 05:33:45 -0700
Sudan expels Iranian diplomats and closes cultural centres

Sudan, isolated by UN and western sanctions partly linked to its conflict in Darfur, has sought allies and donors across the sectarian divides in the Middle East and further afield. That has often left it balancing competing interests and loyalties in ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 01 Sep 2014 23:39:50 -0700
Sudan shuts down Iranian cultural center, expels diplomat read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsTue, 02 Sep 2014 08:25:54 -0700
Sudan Government Closes Iranian Cultural Centers read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comTue, 02 Sep 2014 08:45:00 -0700
Sudan orders Iranian diplomats to leave read full story
Publisher: Washington PostTue, 02 Sep 2014 11:00:43 -0700
Sudan pushes back against Iran: Cultural centers closed, envoys banished read full story
Publisher: Stuff.co.nzTue, 02 Sep 2014 18:07:30 -0700
Sudan pushes back against Iran read full story


Publisher: USA TODAYTue, 02 Sep 2014 12:50:58 -0700
Capital Download: Hopes, then civil war in South Sudan

Susan D. Page was the first U.S. ambassador to the newest nation in the world, South Sudan. She arrived in 2011 amid high hopes, only to see the outbreak of civil war. On USA TODAY's Capital Download, she talks about the outbreak of violence, the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: UN News CentreTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:50:11 -0700
New UN South Sudan envoy stresses civilian protection, national ownership of ... read full story
Publisher: Huffington Post CanadaTue, 02 Sep 2014 09:36:29 -0700
In Malakal, South Sudan's Abysmal Tragedy Cannot Be Ignored read full story
Publisher: New VisionTue, 02 Sep 2014 06:30:00 -0700
New UN rep for S.Sudan warns of 'huge challenge' read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 01 Sep 2014 19:34:47 -0700
S. Sudan health workers threaten strike over allowances read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsTue, 02 Sep 2014 07:48:45 -0700
New UN rep for South Sudan warns of 'huge challenge' read full story
Publisher: Radio TamazujMon, 01 Sep 2014 12:41:15 -0700
Concern of widespread abortion in 'protection' camps in South Sudan read full story


Publisher: The Daily StarTue, 02 Sep 2014 02:51:01 -0700
Sudan orders closure of Iran cultural centers

"Sudanese authorities summoned the Iranian charge d'affaires in Khartoum and informed him of the decision to close the three cultural centers and to give the diplomats who ran them 72 hours to leave the country," the official said, speaking on ...   read full story


Publisher: Radio DabangaTue, 02 Sep 2014 11:39:39 -0700
Arab campaign for detainees in Sudan launched

The Arab Coalition for Sudan (ACS) and the Arab Network for Media Crises (ANMC) have launched a ?90-days campaign? for the release of all political detainees, and the cancellation of charges against those convicted of political actions in Sudan.   read full story

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