Sudan

Sudan is located in Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea.

Population (2014 est) – 35,482,233
Area – 1,156,000mi
Capital – Khartoum 

Ethnic Background 

  • Sudanese Arab – Approx. 70%
  • Remainder - Fur, Beja, Nuba, Fallata

Exports - gold; oil and petroleum products; cotton, sesame, livestock, groundnuts, gum arabic, sugar
Imports - foodstuffs, manufactured goods, refinery and transport equipment, medicines and chemicals, textiles, wheat

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 61 years, F 65 years
Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 52.86 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 28.7%

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