South Sudan

About South Sudan

South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. South Sudan split itself from Sudan after a bloody civil war in 2011. The country is considered as the youngest country in the world.

South Sudan is the world’s most underdeveloped and poorest countries. They suffer from infrastructure, illiteracy, and mortality.

The country exports timber but has good natural deposits such as Petroleum, Copper, zinc, gold, diamonds, etc.; the country is also heavily dependent on agriculture.

South Sudan joined the East African Community as soon as it achieved independence to take the benefits of free trade and access to ports in Kenya.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityJuba
Government TypeFederal presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Bari, Shilluk, Luo, Murle, Nuer, Zande
Currency South Sudanese pound, SSP
Phone Code +211
Important CitiesWinejok, Malakal, Wau, Pajok, Yei, Yambio, Aweil, Gogrial, Rumbek, Bor, Torit, Tonj
National DayIndependence Day (9th Jul)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking185 (Below Average)
Primary IndustriesAgriculture, Oil, Forestery, wood
Major Exportscrude petroleum, gum arabic, Scrap Iron, Aircraft Parts, Sawn Wood, and Gas Turbines.
Major Exports to IndiaMetals, Wood, Fuels, Raw materials
Major Importsfoodstuffs, motor vehicles and machinery, and manufactured goods. Raw Sugar, Postage Stamps, Beer, Railway Cargo Containers, Palm Oil,
Major Imports from IndiaFuels, Raw materials, Wood, Metals
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral ties, Bilateral trade between the two countries is limited Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)
Bordering NationsSudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD), United Nations(UN), East African Community(EAC)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Subramanian Dakshina Moorthy
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
Plot No. 209-245, Block 3-K (South), Juba Na Bari, Adjacent to the National Elections Commission, Juba, South Sudan
Email: amb.juba@mea.gov.in
Phone: 00-211-925502025/922458007
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Dr. Daniel Peter Othol
Honorable Ambassador
Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan
26, Vasant Vihar, Poorvi Marg Block F Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057
Email: erss.dlin@gmail.com
Phone: +91 11 26873185, 26873785, 26871431