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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 GuardianThu, 18 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0800
We must not forget Sudan's social progress

David Smith's article about Sudan (Report, 8 December) is a good example of Guardian reporting as far as it goes. Its strength is the in-depth interviews with leading politicians, activists and UK embassy staff. But it neglects to mention the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: OilPrice.comThu, 18 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0800
Violence In South Sudan Threatens Chinese Oil Investment read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneWed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:16 -0800
Khartoum again warns Juba against supporting Sudan's JEM rebels read full story
Publisher: Radio DabangaThu, 18 Dec 2014 10:11:15 -0800
JEM denies South Sudan's support of Sudanese rebels read full story
Publisher: Leadership NewspapersThu, 18 Dec 2014 02:52:30 -0800
Sudan Warns South Sudan Against Hostile Moves By Rebels In Its Territory read full story
Publisher: ReutersWed, 17 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800
Breaking News: Path of normalization is anticipated to be relatively gradual ... read full story
Publisher: Press TVThu, 18 Dec 2014 07:45:00 -0800
S Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia read full story


Publisher: Voice of AmericaThu, 18 Dec 2014 17:18:45 -0800
Sudan School Becomes Target of Aerial Attacks

KOWALIP, SUDAN?. The school dropout rate is at an all-time high in Sudan's South Kordofan state because many schools have been destroyed during the three-year civil war between the government and SPLA-N rebel forces. In Sudan's Nuba Mountains' ...   read full story


Publisher: CNNMon, 15 Dec 2014 06:10:10 -0800
Rooney Mara: South Sudan's hope survives year-old war

(CNN) -- When most people think of South Sudan, if they think of it at all, they imagine poverty and war. They imagine a world and people that are far removed from the everyday life that most of us reading this are lucky enough to enjoy. But that was ...   read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneWed, 17 Dec 2014 21:00:18 -0800
Top rebel military official denies defecting to government

In a lengthy interview conducted by Sudan Tribune by phone from Khartoum on Tuesday, Captain Kang Pualino Matip Nhial denied he had abandoned the rebel camp and realigned himself with the Salva Kiir-led government, describing the rumours as ...   read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @SubSaharaS on Thu Dec 18 23:36:29 EST 2014 RT @SudanMonitor: Sudan Tribune: Sudan says drop in world prices of oil & wheat offers reprieve to budget http://t.co/HCG9dKmDRi #Sudan
From @Wnicholasgomes on Thu Dec 18 23:36:19 EST 2014 RT @UNIC_Jakarta: Sekjen PBB Ban Ki-Moon menulis bagaimana menyelamatkan Sudan Selatan. http://t.co/BMKlyagk4s http://t.co/2xqcarVwwL via ?
From @Dark_Miller on Thu Dec 18 23:36:06 EST 2014 Pero que coo asi soy yo y los demas me la sudan
From @GeorgeBasa on Thu Dec 18 23:35:33 EST 2014 The Training giant! Sudan warns South Sudan against hostile moves by rebels in its territory http://t.co/zY4mgYxkif BBM PIN:2ab2cc5b
From @bakri121 on Thu Dec 18 23:35:15 EST 2014 @ChristinaHoag nice met you how are you i;m Mr.Bakri 32 from Sudan
From @REPORT4SPAM8 on Thu Dec 18 23:34:31 EST 2014 #ksa #saudi #egypt #Syria #Yemen #Sudan #uae #kuwait #Bahrain #morroco #Algerie #Lebanon #Iraq #Qatar #oman #Libya #tunisie #Jordan #q8
From @DNesbethUCL on Thu Dec 18 23:34:05 EST 2014 RT @USMissionJuba: #SouthSudan Peace Talks kick off in #AddisAbaba. Opening remarks by Amb. Mesfin http://t.co/tWnUr148kg | @RadioTamazuj
From @AhmedDelRey on Thu Dec 18 23:33:30 EST 2014 RT @NoonTheTiger: ?????@AhmedDelRey: Shoutout to the beautiful Sudan. From the ancient Pyramids of Mero to the vast roaring Nile. ?? http:?
From @BarkBayrak on Thu Dec 18 23:33:18 EST 2014 Ayn? nehirde iki kez y?kanamazs?n?z, nk sonradan akan ?u ilk akan sudan farkl?d?r. --Herakleitos
From @Johnies4John on Thu Dec 18 23:33:13 EST 2014 SOUTH SUDAN IS A GR8 COUNTRY! I'VE NEVER BEEN THERE BUT JOHN LIKES IT! #JOHNISALWAYSRIGHT!
From @ashirleyllm on Thu Dec 18 23:33:03 EST 2014 RT @SudanMonitor: Sudan Tribune: Sudan says drop in world prices of oil & wheat offers reprieve to budget http://t.co/HCG9dKmDRi #Sudan
From @NoonTheTiger on Thu Dec 18 23:32:59 EST 2014 ?????@AhmedDelRey: Shoutout to the beautiful Sudan. From the ancient Pyramids of Mero to the vast roaring Nile. ?? http://t.co/oUulAO53PC?
From @Jav_esc on Thu Dec 18 23:32:19 EST 2014 Estos trichosporon me la sudan...
From @CarteIdentite on Thu Dec 18 23:32:19 EST 2014 Sudan School Becomes Target of Aerial Attacks: KOWALIP, SUDAN - The school dropout rate is at an all-time hi... http://t.co/nRTzbblFmo
From @HeorteInstitute on Thu Dec 18 23:32:19 EST 2014 Sudan School Becomes Target of Aerial Attacks