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South Sudan

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South Sudan (sōdănˈ) [key], officially Republic of South Sudan, republic (2011 est. pop. 8,500,000), 248,777 sq mi (644,329 sq km), E Africa. South Sudan is bordered by Sudan (N), Ethiopia (E), Kenya, (SE), Uganda (S), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (SW), and the Central African Republic (W). The capital and largest city is Juba; other sizable cities are Malakal, Waw (Wau), and Yei.

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