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South Sudan

South Sudan Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Border to area ratio: The ratio of a country's land border to its surface area.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Highest point: Name of country’s highest point.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Texas 2013
Area > Total 644,329 sq km 2013 43th out of 251
Border to area ratio 0.00745 km/km² 2014 104th out of 197
Climate hot with seasonal rainfall influenced by the annual shift of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone; rainfall is heaviest in the upland areas of the south and diminishes to the north 2013
Coastline 0.0 2014 198th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Kinyeti 3,187 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 8 00 N, 30 00 E 2013
Note The Sudd is a vast swamp in South Sudan, formed by the White Nile, comprising more than 15% of the total area; it is one of the world's largest wetlands 2013
Highest point Kinyeti 2014
Land area > Square miles 239,285 square miles 2011 1st out of 1
Land boundaries > Border countries Central African Republic 989 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 639 km, Ethiopia 934 km, Kenya 232 km, Sudan 2,184 km, Uganda 435 km 2013
Location East-Central Africa; south of Sudan, north of Uganda and Kenya, west of Ethiopia 2013
Map references Africa 2013
Natural resources hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver 2013
Terrain the terrain gradually rises from plains in the north and center to southern highlands along the border with Uganda and Kenya; the White Nile, flowing north out of the uplands of Central Africa, is the major geographic feature of the country supporting agriculture and extensive wild animal populations; The Sudd (a name derived from floating vegetation that hinders navigation) is a large swampy area of more than 100,000 sq km fed by the waters of the White Nile that dominates the center of the country 2013

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"South Sudan Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/South-Sudan/Geography