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South Sudan

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  • Official name: Republic of South Sudan

    Land area: 248,777 sq mi (644,329 sq km)

    Total area: 248,777 sq mi (644,329 sq km)

    President: Salva Kiir Mayardit (Since 2011)

    Capital: Juba, 0.53 million (2018)

    Currency: South Sudanese pound

     

    Population: 10,204,581 (July 2018 est.)

    Population Change: Growth rate: -1.16%; 36.9 births/1,000 population, 19.3 deaths/1,000 population, 10.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population; infant mortality rate: 90.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)

    Life Expectancy: 57 years

     

    Nationality/Demonym: South Sudanese

    Languages: English (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk

    Ethnicity/race: Dinka 35.8%, Nuer 15.6%, Shilluk, Azande, Bari, Kakwa, Kuku, Murle, Mandari, Didinga, Ndogo, Bviri, Lndi, Anuak, Bongo, Lango, Dungotona, Acholi, Baka, Fertit (2011 est.)

    Religions: Animist and Christian

    Literacy rate: 27% (2009 est.)

     

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