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Sudan Country Profile
Note: All figures are 2003 unless stated otherwise.


Area 2,505,810 sq km
Capital Khartoum
Currency Sudanese dinar
Population (2002) 32,365,000
Population Growth Rate 2.71%
Birth Rate 36.48 births/1,000 population
Death Rate 9.59 deaths/1,000 population
Infant Mortality Rate 65.59 deaths/1,000 live births
Life Expectancy at Birth 57.73 years
Ethnic Groups black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, foreigners 2%, other 1%
Religions Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)
Languages Arabic (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English (note: program of "Arabization" in process)
Literacy 61.1%
GNI per capita* (2002) $350
Population Below Poverty Line ?
Industries oil, cotton ginning, textiles, cement, edible oils, sugar, soap distilling, shoes, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, armaments, automobile/light truck assembly
Debt - external (1998) $16.8 billion
* Gross National Income in United States dollars per citizen.