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Population: 35,482,233 (2014), 34,847,910 (2013)
Land Area: 2,505,810 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, iron ore, copper, chromium, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold, hydro power
Capital: Khartoum
Political System: Government Of National Unity
State Leader: Umar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir (October 16th 1993)
Languages: Arabic, Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Nilotic dialects, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English
Currency: Sudanese Pounds (SDG)
Major Religions: Sunni Muslim 70%, Christian 5%, Indigenous Beliefs 25%
Major Ethnicities: African 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, Foreigners 2%, Other 1%
Life Expectancy: 63.32 years (2014), 62.95 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 52.5 billion (2013), 59.94 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 89.97 billion (2013), 86.67 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,600 (2013), 2,600 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.9% (2013), -4.4% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 27.4%, Industry 33.6%, Services 39% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 80%, Industry 7%, Services 13% (1998)
Industries: Oil, cotton ginning, textiles, cement, edible oils, sugar, soap distilling, shoes, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, armaments, automobile/light truck assembly
Agriculture Products: Cotton, peanuts, sorghum, millet, wheat, gum arabic, sugarcane, cassava, mangos, bananas, sweet potatoes, sesame;sheep, livestock
Human Development Index: 0.473 (166th)(2014), 0.414 (171st)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 56 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: 20% (2012)

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Army Size: 104 800 (2004)
Budget: 3% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Sudan is located in East Africa. Sudan is bordered by the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya and Uganda. Sudan's economy is growing at a strong pace, despite civil conflicts which are attracting international attention and sanctions by the United States. Sudan is rich in natural resources, however with the instability reigning in the country, it remains to be seen when its vast potential can be exploited fully. Sudan will be faced with a referendum in 2011 regarding the independence of South Sudan.

(2013) South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011.

(2014) Sudan's economy returned to growth in 2013, but it continues to be plagued by instability and most of its issues may not be resolved until there is a change in government.

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CIA World Factbook: Sudan
Wikipedia: Sudan

Updated on: December 27th, 2014