Where in the World?


South Sudan, in East-Central Africa, is the newest country in the world after gaining its independence on July 9, 2011.  This newly claimed independence followed decades of destruction and war with Sudan.  Today, just as the country's motto states, South Sudan is a place of "justice, liberty, and prosperity."

Quick Facts:
Official Name: Republic of South Sudan
Capital: Juba
Language: English (official), Arabic, and many tribal languages
Population: 10.31 million
Climate: Hot and tropical; rainy season generally falls between April and November
Currency: South Sudanese Pound
Religion: Overwhelmingly Christian

Health Facts:
51% of the population lives below the poverty line
45% of people do not have access to clean water
HIV/AIDS prevalence is 3%
Maternal Mortality rate is 1 in 7, the highest in the world
Life Expectancy at birth is 60 years old
51% of the population is under 18 years old



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