Travel Information for South Sudan
Time zone:GMT +3 (Eastern Africa time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Arabic, English Other languages:    Juba Arabic, Dinka
Currency: Sudanese pounds (SDG)

1 = SDG6.85, $1 = SDG6.14, £1 = SDG8.17

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.sdInternational 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

Map of south_sudan

Total area: 644,329 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Neighbours (border lengths): Central African Republic (990km), Democratic Republic of the Congo (628km), Ethiopia (837km), Kenya (232km), Sudan (1,946km), Uganda (435km)

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 WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomNo Data -
Press FreedomDifficult situation 123/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 171/174
Overall Ranking:    186/195

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)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.