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Sudan

Sudan Background Stats

Date:

140,000-160,000 BP

Definitions

  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Notes Anatomically modern human discovered 1924 with rare temporal bone pathology 2014
First human settlement > Place Singa 2014
Full name Republic of Sudan 2013
Independence day date January 1 1956
Land border length 6,764 km 2014 14th out of 200
National anthems Nahnu Jund Allah Jund Al-watan ( We Are the Army of God and of Our Land ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Central African Republic (L) Chad (L) Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia (L) Libya (L) Saudi Arabia (M) South Sudan (L) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 3 2014 74th out of 171
Overview

Sudan, once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in Africa, split into two countries in July 2011 after the people of the south voted for independence.

The government of Sudan gave its blessing for an independent South Sudan, where the mainly Christian and Animist people had for decades been struggling against rule by the Arab Muslim north.

However, various outstanding secession issues - especially the question of shared oil revenues and the exact border demarcation - have continued to create tensions between the two successor states.


Full Article
2013

Citation

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

Sudan Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3