South Sudan

[ sohthsoo-dan ]
/ ˈsoʊθ suˈdæn /
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Republic of South Sudan, a country in eastern central Africa: autonomy from Republic of the Sudan 2005; independent since 2011. 239,285 sq. mi. (619,745 sq. km). Capital: Juba.
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Origin of South Sudan

First recorded in 1885–90
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South Sudan

a landlocked republic in NE Africa, in the Sahel region; formerly part of Sudan: became independent after a referendum in 2011, following a long civil war. Languages: English, Arabic. Religions: Christian, animist. Currency: South Sudanese Pound. Capital: Juba. Pop: 11 090 104 (2013 est). Area: 644 329 sq km (248 777 sq miles)
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