South Sudan

South Sudan

South Sudan

South Sudan is a country in eastern Africa. It is bordered by Sudan to the north, Ethiopia to the east, Kenya, Uganda, and DRC to the south, and Central African Republic to the west.

Offical Name: Republic of South Sudan

Country Calling Code: +211

Capital City: Juba

Government Type: Republic

Indepence: South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011.

Population: 10.84 million (2012 World Bank)

Ethnic Groups: Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Azande, Shilluk

Languages: English (Offical), over 60 indigenous languages.

Religions: Christian 60.5 %, African Traditional Religion 32.9 %, Islam 6.2 %,Other religions 0.4% (Religion in South Sudan by the 2012 Pew Research on Religion)

Natural Resources: Petroleum, iron ore, copper,chromium ore, zinc, tungsten,mica, silver,gold, diamonds, hardwoods,limestone, hydropower.

Currency: South Sudanese Pound (SSP)

Source: www.nationsonline.org/Africa; www.bbc.com/ South Sudan Profile; other.