South Sudan

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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)

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