Sudan world map. The sudan became an independent state in 1956 after gaining its sovereignty from the united kingdom. Breaking news and archival information about its people politics and economy from the new york times. Its neighbors are chad and the central african republic on the west egypt and libya on the north ethiopia and eritrea on the east and south sudan kenya uganda and democratic republic of the congo on the south. Sudan in northeast africa measures about one fourth the size of the united states.
Click on the port icons for a thumbnail view of the port. The countrys place name sudan is a name given to a geographical region to the south of the sahara stretching from western africa to eastern central africa. World news about sudan. At the top left the capital city of sudan khartoum is located at the convergence of the blue nile and the white nile.
31 aug 2008 abyei area administration formed in disputed region between southern sudan and government of sudan. Located in the continent of africa sudan covers 1861484 square kilometers of land making it the 16th largest nation in terms of land area. The population of the sudan is 34206710 2012 and. Desert in the north merging into grasslands and mountains in the centre and tropical bush in the south.
Sudan republic of sudan africa see prayer information geography. Although the blue nile is much shorter than the white nile it contributes about 80 of the flow of the river. The ports and harbors located in sudan are shown on the map below.