D3.2 The South Sudan review

D3.2 The South Sudan review

Lead beneficiary: AIES

Delivery date: 10/02/2017

Revision: 2.2

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General Information about the country:

Official name: Republic of South Sudan

Date of formation: 9 July 2011

Capital: Juba

Population: 11.91 million (2014)1

Population density: 17.9 capita per square kilometer

Total area: 644.329 sq. km2

Geography: Northeastern Africa

Neighbours: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic

Official Language: English

Religion: Traditional African Religion, Christianity, Islam

Ethnic mix: about 200 ethnic groups (e.g. Dinka, Nuer, Bari)

Government: Presidential Republic (President: Salva Kiir Mayardit)

Economy: subsistence economy, strongly oil dependent

Export earnings: oil accounts for 99% of exports, 95% of government revenue and about onehalf of the GDP

Currency: South Sudanese Pound (SSP)