Capital: Juba

Population: 11,954,668 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: South Sudanese Pound (SDG)

Official Language: English

Unofficial Languages: Arabic, Bari, Dinka, Nuer, Zande, Shilluk

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Azande, Bari, Ndogo, Bviri, Kakwa, Kuku, Mandari, Murle, Didinga, Anuak, Bongo, Lango, Dungotona, Acholi, Lndi

Largest Cities: Juba, Malakal, Wau, Pajok

Main Sport: Football, Basketball

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Peace Agreement Day (January 9)

Easter Holidays (March 25)

Labour Day (May 1)

SPLA Day (May 16)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Independence Day (July 9)

Martyrs’ Day (July 30)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) (September 13)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

Republic Day (December 28)

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