Republic of South Sudan

Motto

“Justice, Liberty, Prosperity”

Anthem

South Sudan Oyee!

Geography

Capital: Juba
Largest City: Juba
Total area: 644,329 sq km
Climate: Hot, seasonal rainfall
Natural resources: Hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver
Border countries: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda

People and Society

Population: 12,042,910
Demonym: South Sudanese
Languages: English (official), Arabic, Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk
Ethnic groups: Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Azande, Bari, Kakwa, Kuku, Murle, Mandari, Didinga, Ndogo, Bviri, Lndi, Anuak, Bongo, Lango, Dungotona, Acholi
Religions: Christian, Animist

Government

Independence: 9 July 2011 (from Sudan)
Government type: Republic, presidential, multiparty system
Chief of state: Salva KIIR Mayardit (July 2011)

Economy

Currency: South Sudanese pound

Tourism and Attraction

Juba
Boma National Park
Nimule National Park
Imaging Forest Reserve
Bandingilo National Park

Sources:
Visiting South Sudan
The World Factbook