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Sudan

Sudan Sudan is one of the larges countries in Africa and is considered a relic for those people wanting to explore this exotic country. Deserts and oasis are the main characteristics of Sudan, but these deserts gave birth to a great civilization which buit pyramids as well as important cities along the Nile River. Sailing on the Nile and overlooking Sudan's rugged land will be an experience of a lifetime if you try and come to this land.

Area: 2.503.883 Km²
Population: 36.080.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 14 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Khartoum (480.000 pop., 2.249.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Omdurman 530.000 pop., North Khartoum 345.000 pop., Port Sudan 210.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Arab 40%, Nilotic 30%, Beja 6%, others 24%
Border countries: Egypt NORTH, Chad and Central African Republic WEST, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda SOUTH, Kenya SOUTH-EAST, Ethiopia and Eritrea EAST

Principal mountains: Kinyeti 3187 m
Principal rivers: Nile 3850 Km (sudanese tract, total 6671 Km)
Principal lakes: Khazzan ar Rusayris 450 Km²
Principal islands: Mukawwar
Climate: Tropical arid

Language: Arabic (official), Dinka, Nuet, Beja and others
Religion: Muslim 70%, Indigenous Beliefs 18%, Christian 5%
Currency: Sudanese Dinar (SDD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 3/3, 6/4, 25/5, 30/6, 25/12
Dialling code: 00249
GMT: +3

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