Where is South Sudan?

South Sudan is located in the Southern Africa region at latitude 7.730724 and longitude 30.063535 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 6.8770° N
  • 31.3070° E

You can see the location of South Sudan on the world map below:

South Sudan Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of South Sudan (SS) are:

  1. Central African Republic (CF)
  2. Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) (CD)
  3. Ethiopia (ET)
  4. Kenya (KE)
  5. Sudan (SD)
  6. Uganda (UG)

South Sudan is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

South Sudan Related Content

South Sudan Key Facts

CountrySouth Sudan
CoordinatesLatitude: 7.730724
Longitude: 30.063535
Country CodesAlpha 2: SS
Alpha 3: SSD
Country Flag Emoji🇸🇸
Int. Phone Prefix+211
Capital cityJuba
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Southern Africa
Country Area644,329 sq km
Population 202111,381,377
World Rank: 82
Median Age16.1
Life expectancy55
Major languagesEnglish (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+02:00
Internet TLD.ss
Biggest AirportJuba International Airport (JUB)
Average temperature27.00 °C
80.60 °F
Administrative Divisions10 states
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

South Sudan Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencySouth Sudanese Pound (SSP)
GDP in 2020$13.4 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 132
GDP per capita in 2020$600
World Rank: 185
Major Industries / Economic SectorsOil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, India, Uganda
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, India, Uganda

Biggest Cities in South Sudan

Here are the largest cities in South Sudan based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Juba 372,410
Bor 315,351
Yei 185,000
Wau 163,442
Malakal 147,450
Gogrial 50,065
Aweil 46,705
Yambio 40,382
Rumbek 32,083
Torit 17,957

Map of South Sudan with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Southern Africa Region