Facts and stats about Sudan

34.85 million

Population. Ranked 35th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 132nd in 2012.


Central African Republic 175 km, Chad 1,360 km, Egypt 1,275 km, Eritrea 605 km, Ethiopia 769 km, Libya 383 km, South Sudan 2,184 km
Largest city Omdurman - (est. 4,000,000)
Capital city Khartoum - (est. 1,000,000 to 2,000,000)
Major language Arabic, English (official)
Major religion Islam
Monetary unit Sudanese pounds
Alternative names Republic of the Sudan, Sudan, Jumhuriyat as-Sudan, As-Sudan, Fmr Sudan
Groups failed states, Former British colonies, Heavily indebted countries, Hot countries, Muslim countries, Sparsely populated countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Sudan

  • Sudan ranked first for inflation rate > consumer prices amongst Hot countries in 2012.
  • Sudan ranked first for area > water amongst Muslim countries in 2010.
  • Sudan ranked first for GDP > composition by sector > agriculture amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2012.
  • Sudan ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.
  • Sudan ranked #4 for sex ratio > 65 years and over globally in 2013.
  • Sudan ranked #4 for population amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.
  • Sudan ranked second for GDP per capita amongst Failed states in 2012.
  • Sudan ranked first for pollution > PM10, country level > micrograms per cubic meter amongst Former British colonies in 2010.