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Where is The Sudan?

map showing the location of The Sudan

Located in the continent of Africa, Sudan covers 1,861,484 square kilometers of land, making it the 16th largest nation in terms of land area.

The Sudan became an independent state in 1956, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of The Sudan is 34,206,710 (2012) and the nation has a density of 18 people per square kilometer.

The currency of The Sudan is the Sudanese Pound (SDG). As well, the people of The Sudan are refered to as Sudanese.

The dialing code for the country is 249 and the top level internet domain for Sudanese sites is .sd.

The Sudan shares land borders with 9 countries: Libya, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Central African Republic.

To learn more, visit our detailed Sudan section.

Quick facts

Population 34,206,710
Density 18.4 / km2 ( 47.6 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1956
Capital Khartoum (Khartoum)
Currency Sudanese Pound
GDP 73,815,376,185 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,158 (2014 data)
Land Area 1,861,484 km2 (718,723 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Eritrea, Libya, Chad, Mongolia
Minimum Longitude 21.840
Maximum Longitude 38.570
Mininum Latitude 3.490
Maximum Latitude 22.220

What is the capital of The Sudan?

map showing the location of The Sudan
Location of Khartoum on a map.

Khartoum is the capital city of Sudan. It has a population of 1,974,647, and is located on a latitue of 15.55 and longitude of 32.53.

Khartoum is also the political center of Sudan, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Khartoum, the Capital Of The Sudan

City Khartoum
Country The Sudan
Population 1,974,647
Longitude 32.53241000
Latitude 15.55177000
Elevation 381 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in The Sudan

Rank City Population
#3Port Sudan489,725
#5El Obeid393,311
#6Al Qadarif363,945
#8Wad Medani332,714
#9El Daein264,734
#10El Fasher252,609
#15Al Manaqil128,297
#16An Nuhud108,008
#18Ed Damer103,941
#20Ad Douiem87,068

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.