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South Sudan
South Sudan

South Sudan

Tens of thousands of people from across the region prepare to receive their first distribution in many months in Thonyor, South Sudan. Many residents from Leer fled to Thonyor to seek safety.
Photo by Doctors Without Borders

SOUTH SUDAN

Africa

SOUTH SUDAN

Africa

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Capital: Juba

Location: East-Central Africa; south of Sudan, north of Uganda and Kenya, west of Ethiopia

Government: Republic of South Sudan

Currency: South Sudanese pounds (SSP)

Area: 644,329 sq km

Population: 10,984,074 (July 2021 est.)

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

Religion: animist, Christian, Muslim

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +211

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