South Sudan

South Sudan, officially theΒ Republic of South Sudan, is a country in Central Africa. The landlocked country is bordered by Sudan to the north, Ethiopia to the east, and the Central African Republic to the west. Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo border South Sudan to the south.

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (kmΒ²)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
The Republic of South SudanAfricaEastern AfricaJuba11,088,7960.14%644,329South Sudanese poundLS or Ψ¬.Ψ³

Most of South Sudan consists of tropical forests, grassland, and swamps. The White Nile, which flows through the country, is one of the Nile’s two major tributaries (the other being the Blue Nile). The section of the river that enters South Sudan (near the city of Nimule) is called ‘Bahr al Jabal’ or ‘Mountain River’. Mount Kinyeti is the highest peak in South Sudan, with an elevation of 3,187 meters above sea level.

The country is rich in natural resources, including petroleum, iron ore and copper. South Sudan’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture, including products such as cotton and peanuts.

Juba, located on the White Nile River, is the country’s capital. The city was founded in 1922 and became the capital of the Autonomous Government of Southern Sudan (South Sudan’s predecessor) in 2005. Juba became South Sudan’s capital when the country gained independence from Sudan in 2011. Other major cities in the country include Malakal, Wanyjok,Β and Yei.

South Sudan has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather throughout the year. Most rainfall occurs between May and October, which is followed by a dry season. March is typically the hottest month in South Sudan, and August is usually the coldest.

South Sudan is a presidential republic. The president of South Sudan serves as the head of government and head of state. A presidential term lasts for two consecutive five-year terms. The president has the power to create and dissolve state powers in times of emergency.

South Sudan: Stats and Facts

Official LanguageMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
South Sudan Oyee! (landlocked)8 00 N, 30 00 E1UTC +02:00Not observedright$7,612,000,000$493$7,400,000,000$479