Church Information

STATUS: Established Work

CHURCHES: 1 Church

CONSTITUENTS: 545

UPCI MISSIONARIES:
     Career Missionaries Patrick & Jean Groves

SUDAN – Country Information

Population:
Sudan has a population of 45,600,000 as of 2020.

Size:
1,844,797 sq km / 712,280 sq mi (roughly the size of Alaska and California combined)

Capital City:
Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, is located roughly at the center of the country, at the intersection of the Blue and White Nile rivers.

Ethnic Groups:
70% Sudanese Arabs
30% Other (Nuba, Fur, Beja, and Fallata)

Religion:
99% Sunni Muslim
1% Christian

Languages:
Arabic
English

Arabic is the primary language. Nubian, Te Bedawie, and Fur also are common languages.

Geography:
Located in East Africa, Sudan includes both the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The central and northern areas are dry but the south is made up of grasslands and has more rain than other parts of the country. The county is rich in mineral resources and has some oil reserves.

Economy:
Sudan is one of the poorest nations and least developed countries in the world. With one-third of the population dependent on agriculture. The county is also rich in mineral resources and has some oil reserves.

Interesting Fact:
Sudan is the largest African country.

Important Facts:
Sudan has a very long recorded history that goes back to around 800 BC. An ancient state that grew to prominence with the downfall of Egypt, they eventually invaded and ruled over the country of pharaohs. In the early 1900’s Britain ruled over Sudan until 1952 when Egypt revolted. This revolt would begin the push for independence in Sudan. In 1956 Sudan would become a free and independent nation.

Click on the map above to see additional information concerning this country from britannica.com.

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