South Sudan

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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
RegionEast Africa
Capital CityJuba
Government TypeFederal Transitional Presidential Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Bari, Shilluk, Luo, Murle, Nuer, Zande
CurrencySouth Sudanese pound, SSP
Phone Code +211
Important CitiesWinejok, Malakal, Wau, Pajok, Yei, Yambio, Aweil, Gogrial, Rumbek, Bor, Torit, Tonj
National DayIndependence Day (9th Jul)
GDP (nominal)USD 6.267 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking185
Primary IndustriesAgriculture, Oil, Forestery, wood
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Edible Oils & Seeds, Glass and glassware, Cereals & Pulses, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Wood and Pulp, Vegetables and Related Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Cosmetics and Accessories, Live Animals and Animal Products, Fruits and Nuts
Major ImportsAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Fashion and Apparel, Machinery & Appliances, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Electrical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Household Items & Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.511 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 1.490 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.979 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral ties, Bilateral trade between the two countries is limited Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)
Major Exports to IndiaWood and Pulp, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Railway and Locomotives, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels, Cosmetics and Accessories, Toys and Games, Other Products, Art and Antiques
Major Imports from IndiaAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses, Machinery & Appliances, Fashion and Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessories, Other Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Electrical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Retail & Fmcg Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 1.13 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 32.31 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 31.18 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for South SudanEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Vishnu Kumar Sharma
Honourable Ambassador
Plot No. 209-245, Block 3-K (South), Juba Na Bari, Adjacent to the National Elections Commission, Juba, South Sudan

Embassy of India, Second Secretary (Political & Culture) / HoC
Mr. Pawan Tripathi
Second Secretary
Plot No. 209-245, Block 3-K (South), Juba Na Bari Adjacent to the National Elections Commission, Juba (South Sudan)
00 211927001013

Embassy Details of South Sudan in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of South Sudan
H.E. Mrs. Victoria Samuel Aru
Ambassador Designate
F/3/12 Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110021
+91-11-40159287 (O)