|Time zone:||GMT +3 (Eastern Africa time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Arabic, English||Other languages: Juba Arabic, Dinka|
Sudanese pounds (SDG)|
€1 = SDG6.85, $1 = SDG6.14, £1 = SDG8.17
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.sd||International Dialling Code: 249|
For help planning your trip to South Sudan including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our South Sudan trip planning page.
Further information on South Sudan
Discover more about South Sudan - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 644,329 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Climate: South Sudan comprises grassland, swamps and tropical rain forest along both banks of the Nile.
Highest mountain: Kinyeti (3,187m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for South Sudan from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||No Data||-|
|Economic Freedom||No Data||-|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||123/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||171/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of South Sudan Status: Independent Country
Population: 11,562,695 (rank: 74/196) Density: 17.9 people/sq km (rank: 163/196)
Ethnic groups: Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Lotuko, Kuku, Zande, Mundari, Kakwa, Pojulu, Shilluk, Moru, Acholi, Madi, Lulubo, Lokoya, Toposa, Lango, Didinga, Murle, Anuak, Makaraka, Mundu, Jur, Kaliko, and others.
Religions: Traditional religions, Christianity
GDP (PPP): $14.71 billion GDP per capita: $1,400 (rank: 175/195)