Africa

Sudan profile - Facts

  • 28 April 2015
  • From the section Africa
Fruit sellers in Khartoum
Sudan's capital Khartoum lies at the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile
  • Full name: Republic of Sudan
  • Population: 45.7 million (UN estimate 2012)
  • Capital: Khartoum
  • Area: 1.8 million sq km (728,215 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Arabic, English (official)
  • Major religions: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 60 years (men), 64 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Sudanese pound
  • Main exports: Oil, cotton, sesame, livestock and hides, gum arabic
  • GNI per capita: US $1,550 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .sd
  • International dialling code: +249