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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 TribuneMon, 22 Sep 2014 00:30:00 -0700
Canadian firm signs oil contract in Sudan

September 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's oil ministry on Sunday signed an oil exploration contracts with three oil companies including the State Oil Company Canada Ltd. (State), and the Nigerian Express Petroleum & Gas Ltd to work in Al-Rawat.   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Sudan VisionSun, 21 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700
Wake-up Call: Sudan will Be Divided within Three Years read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 22 Sep 2014 00:15:40 -0700
Sudan hails success of economic tripartite program

He noted that the tripartite program managed to achieve a positive GDP growth at 1.4% and 4.4% in the years 2012 and 2013 respectively despite negative projections at the time due to the global financial crisis and the secession of South Sudan in mid-2011.   read full story

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Publisher: AllAfrica.comSun, 21 Sep 2014 05:56:15 -0700
UNAMID Continues its Preventive Measures Against Ebola read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 22 Sep 2014 00:07:30 -0700
Sudan announces success of economic tripartite program

He noted that the tripartite program managed to achieve a positive GDP growth at 1.4% and 4.4% in the years 2012 and 2013 respectively despite negative projections at the time due to the global financial crisis and the secession of South Sudan in mid-2011.   read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneSun, 21 Sep 2014 23:28:20 -0700
Private sector key to increasing employment in S. Sudan

September 21, 2014 (JUBA) ? A well-developed private sector is vital to increasing employment opportunities in South Sudan, the head of the World Bank in the country, Nicola Pontara, said. JPEG - 27.1 kb; Minister of Finance and Economic Planning ...   read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @vhatillanos on Mon Sep 22 08:12:17 EDT 2014 RT @2001OnLine: #Portada Sudan por medicinas agotadas http://t.co/JeTJldRbjd
From @El_Crovato on Mon Sep 22 08:12:16 EDT 2014 Venezolanos sudan por conseguir medicinas agotadas.
From @sinverguenchon on Mon Sep 22 08:12:04 EDT 2014 RT @AlbertoRavell: Venezolanos sudan por conseguir medicinas agotadas.
From @SudanMonitor on Mon Sep 22 08:11:54 EDT 2014 http://t.co/HdjZ6DhqJ7: Unamid Celebrates International Day of Peace http://t.co/m6TiuQMkU7 #Sudan
From @SudanMonitor on Mon Sep 22 08:11:54 EDT 2014 http://t.co/HdjZ6DhqJ7: Unamid Continues to Take Preventive Medical Measures Regarding Ebola http://t.co/6rgm9tzWaa #Sudan
From @MeniscusInc on Mon Sep 22 08:11:34 EDT 2014 RT @NubaReports: When war broke out in #Sudan, @RyanBoyette was ordered to evacuate. He stayed. On (cont) http://t.co/pFvy082Uks
From @Ibn_Sudan on Mon Sep 22 08:11:27 EDT 2014 RT @obeid_55: @Ibn_Sudan ?? ???? ?????? ??? ????? ???? ???? ?? ????? ?????? ??? ???????? ?????????? ...! ??? ????? ???????? ?? ??????? ?
From @owarham on Mon Sep 22 08:11:24 EDT 2014 RT @WagingPeaceUK: .@owarham in @Independent http://t.co/zgMjUC5qWj "Some who make crossing by sea say there's murder & rape on the boats" ?
From @obeid_55 on Mon Sep 22 08:11:09 EDT 2014 @Ibn_Sudan ?? ???? ?????? ??? ????? ???? ???? ?? ????? ?????? ??? ???????? ?????????? ...! ??? ????? ???????? ?? ??????? ?
From @WagingPeaceUK on Mon Sep 22 08:10:55 EDT 2014 .@owarham in @Independent http://t.co/zgMjUC5qWj "Some who make crossing by sea say there's murder & rape on the boats" #Sudan #asylumseeker
From @CavalleraP on Mon Sep 22 08:10:44 EDT 2014 @AdiniahC alhamdullilah ketemu tanggal 23 lagi, Sudan mau setahun nih ;;) I love you din
From @77117 on Mon Sep 22 08:10:31 EDT 2014 @wwwwwwww September 22, 2014 at 09:10PM #RT??????????? #?????????????? #TeamFollowBack #TFB Oxfam staff in Sudan are staying in $300 a ni...
From @vofnnsudan on Mon Sep 22 08:10:11 EDT 2014 RT @vofnethiopia: South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia http://t.co/4wK99E3jQL
From @WaadyK on Mon Sep 22 08:10:10 EDT 2014 RT @basmaemk: I might write a heartfelt letter to the British parliament kindly requesting that they recolonise Sudan for the rest of etern?
From @SudanCommerce on Mon Sep 22 08:10:07 EDT 2014 New companiesandmarkets report published: #Sudan and #SouthSudan #Oil market http://t.co/ZuSs8N8pCP