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Justice, Liberty, Prosperity

 

General


Population: 11,562,695 (2014)
Land Area: 644,329 sq km
Natural Resources: hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver
Capital: Juba
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Salva Kiir Mayardit (July 9th 2011)
Languages: English, Arabic, Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk
Currency: South Sudanese Pound (SSP)
Major Religions: Animist, Christian
Major Ethnicities: Dinka 35.8%, Nuer 15.6%, Shilluk, Azande, Bari, Kakwa, Kuku, Murle, Mandari, Didinga, Ndogo, Bviri, Lndi, Anuak, Bongo, Lango, Dungotona, Acholi
Life Expectancy: NA

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 11.77 billion (2013)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 14.71 billion (2013)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,400 (2013)
GDP Growth Rate: 24.7% (2013)
GDP Structure: NA
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: NA
Agriculture Products: Sorghum, Maize, Rice, Millet, Wheat, Gum Arabic, Sugarcane, Mangoes, Papayas, Bananas, Sweet Potatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Cotton, Sesame Seeds, Cassava, Beans, Peanuts, Cattle, Sheep
Human Development Index: NA
Tourism Revenue: NA
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: NA
Budget: NA

Current Situation

 

South Sudan is located in northeastern Africa, South Sudan is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. South Sudan is the world's newest sovereign state, after splitting up from Sudan in a referendum in 2011. South Sudan is plagued by several insurgency movements and these date back to before it was independent, it is also in the midst of a complicated civil war, involving the government and violence between several ethnic groups. South Sudan's economy also faces major challenges due to poor infrastructure, low literacy levels and the ongoing conflict.

Thoughts & Comments

 


Sources

CIA World Factbook: South Sudan
Wikipedia: South Sudan

Updated on: December 26th, 2014