The Lord's Move to Africa

South Sudan

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Country Profile

Location: North Africa, East-Central Africa; south of Sudan, north of Uganda and Kenya, west of Ethiopia 
Geographical Size: land: 644,329 sq km 
Climate: hot with seasonal rainfall influenced by the annual shift of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone; rainfall heaviest in upland areas of the south and diminishes to the north
Population Growth Rate: -1.16% (2018 est.) 
Languages: English (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk
Religion: animist, Christian, Muslim
Government Type: presidential republic
Capital City: Juba
Economy: Industry and infrastructure in landlocked South Sudan are severely underdeveloped and poverty is widespread, following several decades of civil war with Sudan.  South Sudan has abundant natural resources. It holds one of the richest agricultural areas in Africa, with fertile soils and abundant water supplies. Currently the region supports 10-20 million head of cattle. The Government of South Sudan relies on oil for the vast majority of its budget revenues, although oil production has fallen sharply since independence in 2011. About 80% of the population lives in rural areas, with agriculture, forestry and fishing providing the livelihood for a majority of the households.
GDP (Purchase power parity): $20.01 billion (2017 est.)  Communications: Fixed line telephones 0 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 1,511,529 (2017 est.) Internet users 150 (2017 est.) 
Information and map From CIA