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Sudan is a large African country, which has been plagued by war for many years. It is predominantly occupied by Arab people and is separated into two halves by the majestic Nile River. The Nile River has always been a natural resource for Sudan. It is also very ethnically diverse with people from all over the world. The country is full of many unknown facts, which may shock the average reader. These facts will be explained further below.
5 Facts You Might Not Know
Sudan is known to be a very ethnically diverse country. There are different languages that are spoken with the most common being Arabic. What most people would not know is that there are actually 400 languages and dialects spoken in the country. Although some of the languages have disappeared, the ethnic groups have adapted by becoming multilingual.
Africa is full of endangered species, some of which reside in Sudan. Visitors can travel to Dinder Park to view the rare Tomb Bat Species. They are a stunning sight to see and are on the endangered species list.
The country's history is entwined with Egypt. Sudanese rulers invaded the country and used the knowledge they acquired to construct pyramids in Sudan. The pyramids are also smaller than their counterparts in Egypt.
As unpleasant as it may seem, female genital mutilation is widely practiced in African countries. 89% of the female Sudanese population experienced this practice, which involves total removal of the external genitalia. It has also been proven that this leads to health problems.
Although the country's infrastructure and technology have improved over the years, some people still rely on primitive methods. One example is the ox-driven water wheel, which has been in use since ancient times. The water wheel converts the energy of free flowing water into useful forms of power.

The capital of Sudan is Khartoum. The currency of Sudan is the Sudanese Pound(SDG) Flag of Sudan

Sudan is an African country

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Airports in Sudan

Wadi Seidna North, Wadi Seidna, Port Sudan, Khartoum, Atbara, Dongola, Damazine, El Fasher, Geneina, Kassala, Kosti, Kadugli, Nyala, Port Sudan International, Juba, Malakal, El Obeid, and Kasala Airport

Leaders of Sudan
The Country dialling code of Sudan is +249, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Sudan is .sd

Map of Sudan



Languages spoken in Sudan

Arabic, English

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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Sudan

15 00 N, 30 00 E

Kilometers of coastline

853 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

2376000 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

129,810 square kilometers

Birth rate

34.86 / 1000 population

Death rate

14.39 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

18,630 sq km
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