flag South Sudan South Sudan: Statistical Overview

Capital: Juba

Population

Total Population: 11,193,729
Natural Increase: 1.2%
Density: 18 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 20.2%
Ethnic Origins: The population of South Sudan is composed of different communities. The Dinkas constitute the largest community. There are also the Shiluk and the Nuer, which are Nilotic communities. The Zandes and the Jur Chol live in the West and the Acholis and the Lotuhus live in the extreme South.
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: One finds a large amount of vernacular languages in South Sudan, recognized as "national languages" by the Constitution and spoken by about two million persons.  Notably: Bary, Toposa, Zande and the Moro-Madi languages.  The most important vernacular language is Nuer-Dinka which accounts for more than 1.3 million speakers.  The Arabic language from Juba is also largely wide-spread.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Most of the inhabitants (76.8%) of this country are Christians. The animism represent 21% and the Muslims 2.2%.
Literacy Rate: 28.0%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Juba

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: South Sudanese pound (SSP)

Country Overview

Area: 633,907 km²
Type of State: Federal presidential democratic republic.
Type of Economy: Low income country.
South Sudan's economy depends on agriculture and oil.  Its main productions are: cotton, peanuts, sorghum, millet, wheat, corn, Arabic gum, sugar-cane and manioc.  The country has a subsoil rich in oil, iron ore, copper, chromium, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver and gold.
HDI*: 0.467/1
HDI (World Rank): 169/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from South Sudan, dial 00
To call South Sudan, dial 211
Internet Suffix: .sd
 

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