Earth : Africa : Central Africa : South Sudan
|Government||Federal Presidential Democratic Republic|
|Currency||Sudanese Pound (SDG)|
|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|
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.
English and Arabic (Juba Arabic) are the official languages of South Sudan; however, Dinka is the most widely spoken language.
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.
- River Tours by swamp boat operated by Bahr El Jebel Safaris.