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Country Sudan

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Region Northern Africa
Area (sq km) 1,861,484
Area (sq mile) 718,723
Border Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya,
Population 36,108,853
Nationality Sudanese
Ethnic Sudanese Arab (approximately 70%), Fur, Beja, Nuba, Fallata
Religion Sunni Muslim and small Christian minority
Language Arabic, English, and more
Literacy 61%
Government Federal Republic
Capital Khartoum
Leader President Umar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (since October 16, 1993); First Vice President Bakri Hassan Salih, Second Vice President Hasabu Mohamed Abdel Rahmin (both since December 3, 2013)
Currency Sudanese pounds (SDG)
Independence Day Jan. 1, 1956 (from Egypt and United Kingdom)
National Holiday Independence Day (Jan. 1, 1956)
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