Sudan Facts and History

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National Flag of Sudan

Interesting facts about Sudan

  • Official Name: Jumhūriyyat al-Sūdān1, 2 (Republic of the Sudan)
  • Form of Government: transitional government3
  • President: Abdel Fattah al-Burhan
  • Prime Minister: Abdalla Hamdok
  • GDP: 30.51 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Khartoum
  • Population: 42.81 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: arabic
  • Currency: Sudanese pound
  • Timezone: GMT+2
  • Area: 1.886 million km²
  • Dialing Code: +249
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Marrah Mountains,Nuba Mountains,Gabal El Uweinat
  • Major Rivers: Nile,Tekeze River,Blue Nile River
  • Continent: Africa
  • Border Countries: Sudan is bounded on the north by Egypt, on the east by the Red Sea, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, on the south by South Sudan, on the west by the Central African Republic and Chad, and on the northwest by Libya.

Map of Sudan

National Symbols of Sudan

  • National Bird: Secretary bird
  • National Anthem: “Nahnu Jund Allah Jund Al-watan”
  • National Animal: Sagittarius serpentarius
  • National Flower: Sudan hibiscus
  • National Poet: Gely Abdel Rahman
  • National Game: football