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Location: South Sudan (officially called the Republic of South Sudan) is a country in Africa. South Sudan is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic.

South Sudan and area

Capital: Juba is the capital of South Sudan.

Size: South Sudan covers about 644,329 square kilometers (slightly smaller than the state of Texas). South Sudan is the 42th largest country in the world.

Population: The people of South Sudan are called the South Sudanese. South Sudan has the 92nd largest population of any country in the world. The population of South Sudan is about 8,260,490 (as of July, 2010).

Government: South Sudan is a republic that is divided into 10 states (Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap, Western Bahr El Ghazal, Western Equatoria). South Sudan became independent from Sudan on July 9, 2011.

Language: The official language is English. Other languages include Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants) (official), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk.

Literacy Rate: About 27% (less than a third) of the adults in South Sudan can read and write. About 40% of the men and 16% of the women are literate.

Religion: Animist and Christian.

South Sudan's FlagSouth Sudan's Flag: South Sudan's flag is a fimbriated tricolor (black, red and green)with a blue isosceles triange on the hoist side containing a golden yellow, five-pointed star. The color black represents the people of South Sudan, red symbolizes the blood shed in the struggle for freedom, green reflects the land, blue represents the waters of the River Nile, and the gold star represents the unity of the South Sudanese states.

South Sudan's flag was adopted on July 9, 2011, when South Sudan became independent from Sudan.

Climate: South Sudan is hot with seasonal rainfall influenced by the annual shift of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone; rainfall is heaviest in the upland areas of the south and diminishes in the north.

Major Rivers: The White Nile flows through South Sudan.

Terrain/Mountain Ranges: South Sudan has highlands in the south.

Highest Point: The highest point in South Sudan is Kinyeti, which is 3,187 m above sea level; it is located in southern South Sudan along the border with Uganda.

Lowest Point: The lowest point in South Sudan is sea level.

Natural Resources: Hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver.

Major Industries: Industry in South Sudan is is generally underdeveloped.

Agricultural Products: Sorghum, maize, rice, millet, wheat, gum arabic, sugarcane, mangoes, papayas, bananas, sweet potatoes, sunflower, cotton, sesame, cassava, beans, peanuts; cattle, sheep.

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