Sudan is a war-torn North African country bordering the Red Sea, Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Largest city: Khartoum
Currency: Sudanese pound
Area: 1,861,484 sq km
Population: 36,729, 501 (July 2016 est.)
Ethnic groups: Sudanese Arab (approximately 70%), Fur, Beja, Nuba, Fallata
Religion: Sunni Muslim, small Christian minority
Did you know:
‘Sudan‘ means black in Arabic
Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Non-Aligned Movement, as well as an observer in the World Trade Organization.
The National Assembly regulates the politics of Sudan. And the legal system in the country is based on Islamic law.