Where is South Sudan?

Located in East-Central Africa, South Sudan has a 6,018.00 km border with Central African Republic (1,055 km), Democratic Republic of the Congo (714 km), Ethiopia (1,299 km), Kenya (317 km), Sudan (2,158 km) and Uganda (475 km).The final alignment of the border between South Sudan and Sudan is still pending negotiations.

South Sudan is an African country covering 644,329.00 km2. This makes it the 43rd largest country in the world and more than four times the size of Georgia slightly smaller than Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 8 00 N, 30 00 E and Juba is the capital city.

Its name is self-descriptive, referring to the country's former position within Sudan.

Its ISO code is SS.


South Sudan has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its highest elevation is Kinyeti which is 3,187m above tall.

It has a temperate climate with hot summers in the interior and cooler weather along the coast. Its terrain consists of plains in the north and highlands in the south.


South Sudan has a population of 12,530,717 making it the 74th largest in the world.

English is an official language, and Arabic is widely spoken. The major ethnic groups are Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, and Azande. The majority of the country identifies as Animist or Christian.


South Sudan is an independent country. It gain independence from Sudan in 2011. Its constitution was last ratified in 2011.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, South Sudan's GDP is $20,880,000,000.00 (USD) with $1,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 144th largest economy and its citizens the 203rd richest in the world. The currency of South Sudan is the Pound (SDG).

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017