• South Sudan

    South Sudan

    Subsistence agriculture provides a living for the vast majority of South Sudan’s population. The country depends largely on imports of goods, services and capital – mainly from Uganda, Kenya and Sudan. Nevertheless, South Sudan does have abundant natural resources. At independence in 2011, the country produced nearly three-fourths of former Sudan’s total oil output of nearly a half million barrels per day. South Sudan’s government derives nearly 98% of its budget revenues from oil.

    Name Republic of South Sudan

    Capital Juba

    Frequency of elections Every four years

    Name of parliament National Assembly of the Republic of South Sudan

    Parliament website www.goss.org/index.php/legislative-assembly

    Languages English, Arabic, Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk

    Area 644 329 km2

    Population 11 562 695 (July 2014 est.)

    Exports Crude oil

    Currency South Sudanese pound

    Source: CIA World Factbook
    Image: Greatstock/Corbis