|Facts & Figures|
President: Salva Kiir Mayardiit (2005)
Total area: 400,367 sq mi (644,329 sq km)
Population: 11,562,695 (2014 est.); infant mortality rate: 68.16/1000 (2014 est.).
Capital and largest city: Juba, 269,000 (2011 est.).
Monetary unit: Dinar (South Sudan's central bank has said it will introduce a new currency, the South Sudanese Pound)