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South Sudan

Description of South Sudan

South Sudan is located on the Africa continent (Sahel region of northeastern Africa; south of Sudan, north of Uganda and Kenya, west of Ethiopia - geographical coordinates of the country: 8 00 N, 30 00 E). According to the latest census, the population of South Sudan is 8,260,490 inhabitants. These are people, who lived in cities and who have citizenship of South Sudan. The area of South Sudan is 644,329 square kilometers.

The capital of South Sudan is Juba.

Some facts about South Sudan

Population of country 8,260,490 people
Area of South Sudan 644,329 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Africa (AF)
Capital of South Sudan Juba
Currency at South Sudan Pound (SDG)
Domain Zone
Phone country code
FIPS code of South Sudan OD

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More information about South Sudan

Climate of South Sudan:
  • hot with seasonal rainfall influenced by the annual shift of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone
  • rainfall is heaviest in the upland areas of the south and diminishes to the north
Terrain of South Sudan:
  • the terrain gradually rises from plains in the north and center to southern highlands along the border with Uganda and Kenya
  • the White Nile, flowing north out of the uplands of Central Africa, is the major geographic feature of the country supporting agriculture and extensive wild animal populations
  • The Sudd (a name derived from floating vegetation that hinders navigation) is a large swampy area of more than 100,000 sq km fed by the waters of the White Nile that dominates the center of the country
South Sudan also has such useful resources as: hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver.

Top cities of South Sudan


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Juba 300,000 people Bahr el Gabel 4.85165 x 31.58247
2 Malakal 160,765 people Upper Nile State 9.53694 x 31.65611
3 Wau 127,384 people Western Bahr al Ghazal 7.7 x 28
4 Yei 40,382 people Bahr el Gabel 4.09139 x 30.67861
5 Yambio 40,382 people Western Equatoria State 4.57056 x 28.41639
6 Awel 38,745 people Northern Bahr el Ghazal State 8.77458 x 27.39426
7 Gogrial 38,572 people Warrap 8.53341 x 28.10931
8 Rumbek 32,083 people El Buhayrat 6.802 x 29.69123
9 Bor 26,782 people Jonglei State 6.21167 x 31.55473
10 Torit 20,048 people Eastern Equatoria 4.41333 x 32.56778
11 Tonj 17,338 people Warrap 7.2774 x 28.74996
12 Maridi 14,224 people Western Equatoria State 4.91472 x 29.47694
13 Ler 10,486 people Unity State 8.3 x 30.13333
14 Tambura 9,483 people Western Equatoria State 5.6 x 27.46667
15 Bentiu 7,653 people Unity State 9.23333 x 29.83333
16 Kapoeta 7,042 people Eastern Equatoria 4.77167 x 33.59028
17 Raga 3,700 people Western Bahr al Ghazal 8.45955 x 25.678

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