South Sudan: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Juba (& largest city)

Population: 12.3 million (2015 estimate)

Language(s): English & various regional

President: Salva Kiir Mayardit

Vice President: James Wani Igga

Currency: South Sudanese Pound (SSP)

Area: 619,745 km2 (239,285 mi2)

Dialing Code: +211

Time Zone: East Africa Time “EAT” (UTC+3)

Demonym: South Sudanese (what’s this?)

Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 999 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 15

Age of Consent: 18

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / D (define)

Country Code (ISO): SS (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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