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{{Official name:}} Republic of South Sudan (RSS)

{{Capital:}} [Juba->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot407] (Proposed new capital [Ramciel->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot420])

{{Founded:}} 9 July 2011

{{Official language:}} English

{{Dialing code:}} +211

{{Domain Name:}} .ss

{{Time Zone:}} East Africa Time (UTC+3)

{{Currency:}} [South Sudanese pound (SSP)->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot1482]

{{Adult Literacy:}} 27 percent (2009)

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{{Geography}}

{{Area:}} 619,745 km2

{{Region:}}

South Sudan is a landlocked country in [east->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot739]-[central->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot740] [Africa->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot75].

However, South Sudan is classified as part of the [North Africa->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot741] subregion by the [United Nations (UN)->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot90].

{{Bordering Countries}}

-* [Central African Republic->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot45] (682 km)
-* [Democratic Republic of Congo)->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot44] (628 km)
-* [Ethiopia->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot22] (883 km)
-* [Kenya->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot18] (232 km)
-* [Sudan->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot512] (1,937 km approx.)
-* [Uganda->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot17] (435 km)

{{Population:}}

-* 2011 | 10,314,021 {Source:} [World Bank->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot242] estimate
-* 2008 | 8,260,490 {Source:} Disputed Census

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{{Government}}

{{Presidency:}}

-* {{President:}} [Salva Kiir Mayardit->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot384] ([SPLM->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot128])
-* {{Vice President:}} [Riek Machar->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot400] ([SPLM->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot128])

{{[National Legislative Assembly}}->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot432]}

-* {{Speaker:}} [James Wani Igga->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot614] ([SPLM->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot128])
-* {{Deputy Speaker:}} [Daniel Awet Akot->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot2122] ([SPLM->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot128])

{{Ruling Party:}} [Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot128]

{{Military:}} [Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot183]

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{{History}}

The Republic of South Sudan became [independent->http://www.sudantribune.com/+-South-Sudan-independence,350-+] from Sudan on 9 July 2011 after a [referendum->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot123] in January that year, which was secured as part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

-* 9 July 2011 | Republic of South Sudan
-* 9 July 2005 | Semi-autonomous Government of South Sudan (GoSS)
-* 9 Jan. 2005 | [Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot669]
-* 1 Jan. 1956 | Independence from the Anglo-Egyptian condominium as part of Sudan

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{{South Sudan’s Regions and States}}

{{Greater Equatoria}}
-* [Central Equatoria State (CES)->http://www.sudantribune.com/+-Central-Equatoria-state,447-+]
-* [Eastern Equatoria State (EES)->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot440]
-* [Western Equatoria State (WES)->http://www.sudantribune.com/+-Equatoria,394-+]

{{Greater Upper Nile}}
-* [Jonglei State->http://www.sudantribune.com/+-Jonglei,395-+]
-* [Unity State->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot396]
-* [Upper Nile State->http://www.sudantribune.com/+-Upper-Nile,402-+]

{{Greater Bahr el Ghazal}}
-* [Lakes State->http://www.sudantribune.com/+-Lakes,404-+]
-* [Northern Bahr el Ghazal State (NBEG)->http://www.sudantribune.com/+-Bahr-el-Ghazal,405-+]
-* [Warrap State->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot403]
-* [Western Bahr el Ghazal State (WBEG)->http://www.sudantribune.com/+-Western-Bahr-el-Ghazal-state,448-+]

{{Disputed Areas}}

-* [Abyei ->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot99] (Sudan)
-* [Heglig / Panthou->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot1112] (Sudan)
-* [Ilemi Triangle->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot1455] (Kenya)
-* [Jau / Jaw / Jao->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot907] (Sudan)
-* [Kafia Kingi /Hofrat Al-Nuhas->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot1458] (Sudan)
-* [Kaka Al-Tigaria->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot1459]
-* [Mile 14->http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot1961] (Sudan)

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{{South Sudan Links}}

-* [allAfrica – South Sudan->http://allafrica.com/southsudan/]
-* [BBC – South Sudan profile->http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14069082]
-* [CIA World Factbook – South Sudan->https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/od.html]
-* [Reuters – South Sudan news->http://af.reuters.com/news/country/?type=southSudanNews]
-* [Wikipedia – South Sudan->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sudan]

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