STATUS: Organized Work
CHURCHES: 46 Churches
Career Missionaries Patrick & Jean Groves
SOUTH SUDAN – Country Information
South Sudan has a population of 10,561,244 as of 2020.
644,329 sq km / 248,777 sq mi (a little smaller than Texas)
The capital city, Juba, is also a river port on the Mountain Nile.
South Sudan has over 15 ethnic groups. Dinka and Nuer being the largest.
Christianity in South Sudan is mostly Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Presbyterian. The other 40% is made up of mostly Animist, and a small percentage Muslim.
South Sudan has many other languages including Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Bari, and Anywa.
Located in the northeastern Africa, South Sudan is rich with lush savannas, swamplands, and rainforests.
South Sudan is one of the poorest and least developed nations in the world. The majority of the population is dependent of farming and livestock.
South Sudan is the youngest country in the world, gaining independence in 2011.
South Sudan was originally inhabited by migratory tribes that settled the region. The British established control over the region and developed the north while ignoring the south of Sudan. In a vote South Sudan received independence from Sudan in 2011.
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