Sudan Country Information
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The Republic of Sudan is a country in northeastern Africa. Until 2011, in terms of land area, it was the largest country both in Africa, and in the Arab world, however in that year, after years of civil war, and a referendum, the southern part of the country seceded and became the new nation of South Sudan.
Today, Sudan shares borders with the Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Egypt, Eritrea, and South Sudan, as well as having a coastline on the Red Sea.
Probably the best estimate of the current population of Sudan comes from the 2008, census, although the figures have been disputed. According to the census, the population was 30,894,000.
The capital of Sudan is Khartoum, which is located at the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Nile. As of 2005, about 2,207,794 people lived in the urban area, with a total of around 11 million people living in the city's metropolitan area.
The largest city of Sudan is Omdurman, which is located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Khartoum. Omdurman is the principal commercial, cultural and industrial center of the country. As of 2008, Omdurman had a population of 2,395,159.
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