Facts about South Sudan
Official languages: English
Area: 644,329 km²
Population: 8.3 million residents
Population density: 12.82 residents per km²
ISO codes: SS, SSD, 728
The telephone code for South Sudan is +211
Flag of South Sudan
The flag of South Sudan is one of the youngest flags, as this country entered the country only in 2011. The flag is composed of three horizontal stripes in black, red and green and a blue wedge in the left part of the flag. The individual stripes are separated by narrow white stripes and there is a yellow five-pointed star in the center of the wedge. The flag was originally the symbol of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and was adopted as the national flag after the signing of the General Peace Treaty and the end of the Second Civil War. The black color represents the Sudanese nation, the red blood shed during the struggle for freedom, the green fertility of the land here and the blue vitality of the Nile River. The yellow star symbolizes the unity of the peoples of South Sudan.
South Sudan is a country in eastern Africa. See South Sudan Location on World Map. It gained independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011 and was admitted to the United Nations on July 13, 2011 as the 193rd state. On July 27, 2011, the African Union accepted South Sudan as its 54th member.
The relationship between South Sudan and Sudan is considered tense. The two countries are still fighting over various oil stocks at the borders. South Sudan accuses Sudan of several attacks.
Biggest Cities of South Sudan by Population
Juba is the largest city in South Sudan, with a population of around 350,000 people. Located in the heart of South Sudan, Juba is known for its vibrant culture and modern cityscape. It offers visitors plenty to do including exploring its bustling markets selling local goods such as jewelry, textiles, spices and handicrafts made by locals from around Juba. Additionally, there are many great restaurants serving traditional South Sudanese cuisine such as makal (beans and beef stew) and kisra (sorghum flatbread).
Malakal is the second largest city in South Sudan with a population of around 200,000 people. It is located on the banks of the White Nile River in Upper Nile State and is known for its stunning views and rich history. Malakal offers visitors plenty to do including exploring its markets selling local goods such as jewelry, textiles, spices and handicrafts made by locals from around Malakal as well as visiting historical sites like Marial Bai’s Tomb which dates back to 1820! Additionally, there are some great restaurants serving traditional South Sudanese cuisine such as suwa (millet porridge) and lahoh (flatbread pancakes).
Wau is the third largest city in South Sudan with a population of around 135,000 people. It is located on the western bank of the Jur River near Wau County and is known for its modern architecture and waterfront views. Wau offers visitors plenty to do including exploring its markets selling local goods such as jewelry, textiles, spices and handicrafts made by locals from around Wau as well as visiting historical sites like St Mary’s Cathedral which dates back to 1873! Additionally, there are some great restaurants serving traditional South Sudanese cuisine such as marara (sweet potato stew) and shai (cornmeal porridge).
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|2||Winejok, South Sudan||300,111||9.01222||27.5708|
|3||Malakal, South Sudan||160,876||9.53342||31.6605|
|4||Wau, South Sudan||127,495||7.70111||27.9897|
|5||Pajok, South Sudan||49,111||3.86512||32.4821|
|6||Yambio, South Sudan||40,493||4.57083||28.3942|
|7||Yei, South Sudan||40,493||4.09444||30.6764|
|8||Aweil, South Sudan||38,856||8.76194||27.3919|
|9||Gogrial, South Sudan||38,683||8.53324||28.1004|
|10||Rumbek, South Sudan||32,194||6.80619||29.6774|
|11||Bor, South Sudan||26,893||6.20889||31.5586|
|12||Torit, South Sudan||20,159||4.41177||32.5705|
|13||Tonj, South Sudan||17,449||7.27389||28.6775|
|14||Maridi, South Sudan||14,335||4.91667||29.4694|
|15||Leer, South Sudan||10,597||8.30306||30.1406|
|16||Tambura, South Sudan||9,594||5.6||27.4667|
|17||Bentiu, South Sudan||7,764||9.25722||29.7983|
|18||Kapoeta, South Sudan||7,153||4.77222||33.5914|
|19||Raja, South Sudan||3,811||8.4675||25.6783|
South Sudan: Juba
According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of South Sudan is called Juba and is located in the south of the country. It spreads on the western bank of the Nile. There is a bridge here – the Juba Bridge – which connects South Sudan with Uganda.