FC: South Sudan
1: Sudan | A country in need unseen by the world
4: The total population was estimated to be | DEMOGRAPHICS | LANGUAGES | 10, 625, 178 in 2012 | : English (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants) (official), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk | LITERACY* | Total Population: 27% Male: 40% Female: 16% * *Literacy defined as able to ..................... read and write at age 15 and ..................... older | RELIGION | Christian & Animist
6: South Sudan | Health | Diseases spread very easily through unsanitary living conditions and mosquitoes.
7: There is not enough drinkable water in South Sudan. There is stagnant water, but it is not healthy to drink because of the bacteria. Childbirth is also a big problem because of the very small access to hospitals, doctors, and drugs to help delivering the baby less stressful on the body.
8: Geographic coordinates: 8 00 N, 30 00 E Area: total: 644,329 sq km Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Texas | Location: East-Central Africa; south of Sudan, north of Uganda and Kenya, west of Ethiopia Map references: Africa | Land boundaries: total: 5,413 km Coastline: 0 km (landlocked) | Geography of South Sudan
9: Natural resources: hydro-power, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver. | Border countries: Central African Republic 989 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 639 km, Ethiopia 934 km, Kenya 232 km, Sudan 2,184 km, Uganda 435 km
10: Terrain: the terrain gradually rises from plains in the north and center to southern highlands along the border with Uganda and Kenya; the White Nile, flowing north out of the uplands of Central Africa, is the major geographic feature of the country supporting agriculture and extensive wild animal populations;
11: Climate: hot with seasonal rainfall influenced by the annual shift of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone; rainfall is heaviest in the upland areas of the south and diminishes to the north | Extra fact: The Sudd is a vast swamp in South Sudan, formed by the White Nile, comprising more than 15% of the total area; it is one of the world's largest wetlands
12: South Sudan does have abundant natural resources. South Sudan does have abundant natural resources. Property rights are tentative and price signals are missing because markets are not well organized. South Sudan has little infrastructure — just 60 km of paved roads. Electricity is produced mostly by costly diesel generators and running water is scarce Property rights are tentative and price signals are missing because markets are not well organized. South Sudan has little infrastructure — just 60 km of paved roads. Electricity is produced mostly by costly diesel generators and running water is scarce South Sudan also holds one of the richest agricultural areas in Africa in the White Nile valley. South Sudan has received more than $4 billion in foreign aid since 2005, largely from the UK, U.S., Norway, and Netherlands,
13: Subsistence agriculture provides a living for the vast majority of the population. | The government spends large sums of money to maintain a large army; delays in paying salaries have resulted in riots by unruly soldiers. | South Sudan does have abundant natural resources.