Officially: Republic of South Sudan


  • Population: 7.5-10 million
  • Languages: English, Arabic (both official), Juba Arabic, Dinka
  • Major religions: Traditional religions, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 56 years (men), 58 years (women)
  • Currency: Sudanese pound (SDG)
    • 1 South Sudanese Pound (SSP) = 100 Piast
  • Electricity: 220-240 volts / 50 hertz;ย two-pin plug


  • The worldโ€™s youngest country after separating from Sudan
  • South Sudan saw a large increase in the number of people fleeing in 2017. During the year the number of refugees increased from 1.4 million to 2.4 million people. Nearly half of South Sudanโ€™s refugees fled to Uganda.


  • Area: 619,745 sq km (239,285 sq miles)

News about South Sudan

Safety & Security

  • Most governments advise against all travel to South Sudan (2019).

Current Government Advice

This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet