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Where is South Sudan?

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Located in the continent of Africa, South Sudan covers 644,329 square kilometers of land, making it the 42nd largest nation in terms of land area.

South Sudan became an independent state in 2011, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of South Sudan is 10,625,176 (2012) and the nation has a density of 16 people per square kilometer.

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

The dialing code for the country is 211 and the top level internet domain for South Sudanese sites is .ss.

To learn more, visit our detailed South Sudan section.

Quick facts

Population 10,625,176
Density 16.5 / km2 ( 42.7 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 2011
Capital Juba (Central Equatoria)
Currency South Sudanese Pound
GDP 13,069,991,258 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,230 (2014 data)
Land Area 644,329 km2 (248,777 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Central African Republic, Kenya, Ethiopia, The Sudan, Uganda, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Minimum Longitude 24.150
Maximum Longitude 35.800
Mininum Latitude 3.500
Maximum Latitude 12.250

What is the capital of South Sudan?

map showing the location of South Sudan
Location of Juba on a map.

Juba is the capital city of South Sudan. It has a population of 300,000, and is located on a latitue of 4.85 and longitude of 31.58.

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

Quick Facts About Juba, the Capital Of South Sudan

City Juba
Country South Sudan
Population 300,000
Longitude 31.58247000
Latitude 4.85165000
Elevation 518 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.