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Sudan Facts

  • Name: Sudan
    (long form) Republic of the Sudan
  • Capital City: Khartoum (639,598 pop.)
    (5,274,321 metro)
  • Sudan Population: 34,847,910 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Sudanese pound (SDG)
    (conversion rates)

    Sudanese pound
    20 Sudanese pounds
  • Ethnicity: black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, foreigners 2%, other 1%
  • GDP total: $86.67 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $2,600 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official), English (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages note: program of Arabization in process
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Khartoum, Omdurman, Port Sudan, Kassala
  • Name: Sudan translates to "Land of the Blacks" from the Arabic Bilad as-Sudan.
  • National Day: January 1
  • Religion: Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum), other/indigenous beliefs 25%
  • Symbols

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