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Sudan

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Estimate population 37,985,900 - Capital City Khartoum

Sudan covers 2,503,890 square kilometres (966,757 square miles). The country is located in the north-eastern part of the continent, bordering Egypt, Libya, Chad, the Central African Republic, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Sudan's only seacoast stretches along the Red Sea.

Sights of interest are; A vast sand plain, the Qoz, which stretches from the White Nile to the Chad border. The Nile Valley which includes Khartoum, the capital, located at the junction of the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The Red Sea Hills are also fascinating as well as an extinct volcano called Jebel Marra. The Nuba Mountains in central Sudan and the country's highest peak, Kinyeti 10,456 feet or 3,187 metres, is located in the south. Big-game animals can be found in the southern regions like the lion, leopard, crocodile, elephant, antelope and gazelle.

Some More Facts About Sudan:

Official Name, Republic of the Sudan. Capitals, Khartoum (executive), Omdurman (legislative). Major Language, Arabic (official). Highest Peak, Kinyeti. Major Rivers, Blue Nile, Nile, White Nile. Major Cities, Omdurman, Khartoum, Port Sudan, Kassala. Monetary Unit, Sudanese dinar.


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