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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: TIMEWed, 23 Apr 2014 19:48:45 -0700
UN Considering Sanctions Over South Sudan Massacre

(NAIROBI, Kenya) ? The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed ?horrific pictures of corpses? from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said.   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:49:42 -0700
South Sudan President Salva Kiir sacks army chief read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneWed, 23 Apr 2014 22:09:11 -0700
Sudan condemns Bentiu atrocities, accuses Juba of using Darfur rebels read full story
Publisher: NPR (blog)Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:21:48 -0700
Reports Of Mass Slaughter As South Sudan Teeters On The Brink read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comWed, 23 Apr 2014 18:58:34 -0700
US and France press UN for S Sudan sanctions read full story
Publisher: Daily BeastWed, 23 Apr 2014 11:21:36 -0700
Before There's a Genocide: The Slaughter in South Sudan Must Stop read full story
Publisher: The GuardianThu, 24 Apr 2014 03:50:57 -0700
South Sudan: supermodel draws world's attention to crisis at home read full story


Publisher: CNNTue, 22 Apr 2014 01:12:45 -0700
UN: South Sudan rebels separate residents by ethnicity, kill hundreds

(CNN) -- South Sudanese rebels seized a strategic oil town last week, separating terrified residents by ethnicity before killing hundreds, the United Nations said. Residents sought shelter in churches, mosques and hospitals when the rebels raided ...   read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 23 Apr 2014 11:33:45 -0700
S Sudan massacre 'an abomination' says White House

The White House has strongly condemned the massacre of civilians in South Sudan calling it a betrayal of the people by their leaders. Rebels have denied a UN report that they killed hundreds of civilians after taking over the oil hub of Bentiu last ...   read full story


Publisher: Aljazeera.comWed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 -0700
South Sudan's massacre among many

James Copnall is the author of "A Poisonous Thorn in our Hearts" about Sudan and South Sudan after the 2011 split. He was the BBC correspondent for both countries from 2009-12. Before this he was based in Ivory Coast (2004-7) and Morocco (2008-9).   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Washington PostWed, 23 Apr 2014 02:42:45 -0700
An 'abomination': Slaughter in the mosques and churches of Bentiu, South Sudan read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsTue, 22 Apr 2014 21:30:00 -0700
White House says South Sudan massacre reports 'shock the conscience' read full story
Publisher: Human Rights WatchWed, 23 Apr 2014 09:18:45 -0700
South Sudan: Ethnic Killings Spiraling read full story
Publisher: New York TimesMon, 21 Apr 2014 13:06:15 -0700
Attackers Said to Single Out South Sudanese by Background read full story
Publisher: UN News CentreTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:11:15 -0700
South Sudan: UN says surging violence claimed lives of children, worsened ... read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @holowatybart on Thu Apr 24 07:08:54 EDT 2014 South Sudan: supermodel draws world's attention to crisis at home http://t.co/10jPfc4ajk #photography
From @EstherPrades on Thu Apr 24 07:08:53 EDT 2014 RT @xavieraldekoa: Sé que estáis con el fútbol. Y quizás molesto con esto. Pero la matanza en Sudán Sur es 1 puta vergüenza. El horror: htt?
From @Filmedia on Thu Apr 24 07:08:53 EDT 2014 South Sudan: supermodel draws world's attention to crisis at home: Nykhor Paul launches campaign ... http://t.co/01yBymhmA8 The Guardian
From @omerish on Thu Apr 24 07:08:52 EDT 2014 RT @SudanTribune_EN: Rebels call on Security Council to investigate charges against #UNAMID http://t.co/jm3Ozmwq4K #Sudan #Darfur
From @Concordis on Thu Apr 24 07:08:48 EDT 2014 RT @JRichardIKing: Yida refugees returning to Nuba Mountains because of fighting in South Sudan http://t.co/PUCG6HRRxK @Concordis
From @matthewsuber on Thu Apr 24 07:08:47 EDT 2014 RT @AJEnglish: S Sudan rebels say closing in on oil fields http://t.co/P1cNIPGKWs
From @JackGev on Thu Apr 24 07:08:44 EDT 2014 RT @SokoAnalyst: Anothe Rwandan moment is happening in South Sudan and not single EA Nation is doing anything #ListentoSouthSudan
From @TalkeeTech on Thu Apr 24 07:08:42 EDT 2014 #South Sudan: #supermodel draws world's attention to crisis at home http://t.co/gt6PAi2d0n 'Nykhor Paul launches campaign to highlight vi...
From @hrmpepayena on Thu Apr 24 07:08:21 EDT 2014 mpepayena: TUNAOMBA RADHI KWA PICHA HIZI!!! MAUAJI YA KUTISHA YALIYOTOKEA SUDAN YA... http://t.co/QR2Y8zeBbW
From @lukajj on Thu Apr 24 07:08:20 EDT 2014 @ExMFPS True.. South Sudan is the loser and its plight is now the gain for foreign forces plundering resources & fighting their proxy wars
From @SirRabbieSmith on Thu Apr 24 07:08:18 EDT 2014 News: "South Sudan: supermodel draws world's attention to crisis at home" http://t.co/dDdwPxbmif
From @SingoeiJoylene on Thu Apr 24 07:08:17 EDT 2014 #SomeoneTellKalonzoMusyoka that dismissing someone just cz you dislike their tribe is what is burning south sudan now #ListentoSouthSudan
From @jeffodes on Thu Apr 24 07:08:10 EDT 2014 #ListentoSouthSudan.God be with my brothers and sisters in Southern Sudan for those who have lost their lives RIP.
From @theanjeyo316_KE on Thu Apr 24 07:08:09 EDT 2014 Tutsis hated on the Hutus. It was a mess. Dinka's and Nuers are on that road. Its a mess in S.Sudan now. Kenya u wanna walk that road?
From @MrsSJDonovan on Thu Apr 24 07:08:06 EDT 2014 Evidence of South Sudan massacre draws massive criticism http://t.co/LMWjVJdjrI