Key Information & Facts of South Sudan

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 10 January 2016.

General Info


is the capital and largest city.


km2 (239,285 mi2) is its area.

East Africa Time (UTC+3)

is the country’s time zone.


is the population (2015 estimate).


is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

South Sudanese Pound (SSP)

is the national currency. Its sub-unit is the .


is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.


is the official language, though there are several recognized languages spoken.

'South Sudanese'

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

For the Travelers


is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & D

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 230 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »


is the smoking age (there doesn’t seem to be a law yet).


is the drinking age.


is the age of consent.


is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Salva Kiir Mayardit

is the president.

'Justice, Liberty, Prosperity'

is the country’s national motto.

James Wani Igga

is the vice president.

'South Sudan Oyee!'

is the country’s national anthem.

Presidential Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

National Legislature

is the country’s legislating body.
South Sudan Flag

Key Cities & Regions

Coming Soon!

Related Articles