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| capital=[[Juba]]
 
| capital=[[Juba]]
 
| government=Federal Presidential Democratic Republic
 
| government=Federal Presidential Democratic Republic
| currency=Sudanese Pound (SDG)
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| currency=South Sudanese Pound
 
| area=''total:'' 619,745 km<sup>2</sup>
 
| area=''total:'' 619,745 km<sup>2</sup>
 
| population=7,500,000–9,700,000 (2006 est.)
 
| population=7,500,000–9,700,000 (2006 est.)
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| religion=Christianity, indigenous beliefs 25%, Islam
 
| religion=Christianity, indigenous beliefs 25%, Islam
 
| electricity=
 
| electricity=
| callingcode= +249
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| callingcode= +211
 
| tld=
 
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| timezone=GMT+3
 
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'''South Sudan''' is a country in East Africa. Formerly a breakaway region of [[Sudan]], it became an independent country on 9 July 2011 after a referendum was held in January that year.
 
'''South Sudan''' is a country in East Africa. Formerly a breakaway region of [[Sudan]], it became an independent country on 9 July 2011 after a referendum was held in January that year.
  
==Regions==
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==States==
  
 
*[[Central Equatoria]]
 
*[[Central Equatoria]]
*[[East Equatoria]]
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*[[Eastern Equatoria]]
*[[Junqali]]
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*[[Western Equatoria]]
*[[Lakes District]]
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*[[Jonglei]]
*[[North Bahr al Ghazal]]
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*[[Lakes]]
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*[[Northern Bahr al Ghazal]]
 
*[[Unity]]
 
*[[Unity]]
 
*[[Upper Nile]]
 
*[[Upper Nile]]
*[[Warab]]
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*[[Warap]]
*[[West Equatoria]]
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*[[Western Bahr al Ghazal]]
*[[West Bahr al Ghazal]]
 
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
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* [[Bor]]
 
* [[Bor]]
 
* [[Malakal]]
 
* [[Malakal]]
* [[Nimule]]
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* [[Yei]]
 
* [[Rumbek]]
 
* [[Rumbek]]
 
* [[Torit]]
 
* [[Torit]]
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==Talk==
 
==Talk==
English and Arabic (Juba Arabic) are the official languages of South Sudan; however, [[Dinka phrasebook|Dinka]] is the most widely spoken language.
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English and Arabic (Juba Arabic) are the official languages of South Sudan
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==

Revision as of 12:27, 22 July 2011

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Quick Facts
Capital Juba
Government Federal Presidential Democratic Republic
Currency South Sudanese Pound
Area total: 619,745 km2
Population 7,500,000–9,700,000 (2006 est.)
Language English (official), Juba Arabic (official), Dinka, others
Religion Christianity, indigenous beliefs 25%, Islam
Country code +211
Time Zone GMT+3

South Sudan is a country in East Africa. Formerly a breakaway region of Sudan, it became an independent country on 9 July 2011 after a referendum was held in January that year.

States

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Climate

Terrain

History

Talk

English and Arabic (Juba Arabic) are the official languages of South Sudan

Get in

As South Sudan achieved independence only recently, the immigration rules are somewhat unclear. The German Foreign Office advises [1] its citzens that a passport (valid for another six months) as well as a visa is necessary to enter South Sudan. A visa may be issued at the land borders or at the South Sudanese liaison offices, e.g. in Nairobi.

By plane

There are currently no direct commercial flights from outside Africa. So, changing planes is necessary; most airlines flying into Juba depart from Cairo (Egypt), Entebbe (Uganda) or Nairobi (Kenya) to/from where you should be able to manage flights to Europe, Asia or the Americas.

Get around

See

Itineraries

Do

  • River Tours by swamp boat operated by Bahr El Jebel Safaris[2].

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Respect

Get out

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