South Sudan

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South Sudan on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Eastern Africa

Size – 644,329 km²

Geography – northern and central plains, southern highlands, Sudd wetlands

Language – English, Arabic, other dialects

Religion – Animist, Christian

Monetary Unit – South Sudanese Pound

Natural Resources – hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver

Agriculture – sorghum, maize, rice, millet, wheat, gum arabic, sugarcane, mangoes, papayas, bananas, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, cotton, sesame seeds, cassava, beans, peanuts, cattle, sheep

Industry – no notable industry

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Neighbouring Countries – Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic

Population – 12,042,910 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 4.02%

Average Life Expectancy – 54.64

Capital City – Juba (321,000)

Highest Mountain – Kinyeti (3,187 m)

Longest River – The Nile 716 km in South Sudan

Climate – tropical, hot all year 20°C to 37°C

Yearly Rainfall – 94 cm (approx) mostly April to October

Plant Life – acacia, desert scrub, grasses, palm trees,

Animal Life – elephant, pangolins, antelope, chimpanzees, golden cat

Bird Life – black crowned crane, pink backed pelican, cattle egret, saddle billed stork,


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). South Sudan. Available: Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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