Where is South Sudan located on the map? South Sudan is an independent nation located in Eastern Africa. Check out the following images to see location of South Sudan on maps.
South Sudan Location in World Map
South Sudan is located in Africa and became independent on July 9, 2011 from the neighboring republic of Sudan, which borders South Sudan in the north. South Sudan is the 54th and thus the youngest country in Africa. It covers an area of 644,329 square kilometers.
The tributary of the Nile called Bahr al-Arab is roughly the border with North Sudan in the northwest. However, some areas are controversial, especially regions in which the country’s oil reserves are located.
South Sudan is located in the northeast of Africa.
The border countries of South Sudan
South Sudan is a landlocked country, so it does not border on any sea. In the east the country borders on Ethiopia, in the southeast on Kenya, in the south on Uganda, in the southwest on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the west on the Central African Republic.
Before the vote on the independence of South Sudan, the country was, together with neighboring Sudan, the largest country on the African continent.
On this map you can see the cities of the country and neighboring countries as well as the disputed areas.
South Sudan is one of the poorest developing countries in Africa. In the north of the country there are savannahs and dry forests and in the south there are rain forests. The highest mountain in the country is the Kinyeti with a height of 3187 meters. It is located in the Imatong Mountains in the southeast of the country.
A swamp area called Sudd, which receives its water from the Nile, characterizes a large part of South Sudan. Many plants grow in this region because it is very fertile due to the water. The White Nile is of great importance for the country and runs through it almost entirely.
The climate in South Sudan is tropical and humid. In the dry season it gets over 35 degrees and the temperatures don’t drop below 20 degrees even at night. There is a rainy season that lasts from April to October. The rest of the time it is drier. It rains less in the south of the country than in the north.
South Sudan Facts
|Languages||English and all native languages|
|Longest river||White Nile|
|Highest mountain||Kinyeti (3,187 m)|
|Currency||South Sudanese pound|