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Sudan as an independent state has existed since January 1, 1956. On that day, the influence of Egypt and Britain ended. 1)

Deriba Caldera

Deriba Caldera is Sudan's highest peak rising to 3042 meters above sea level. The mountain is located in the Jhabal Marra volcanic chain. It consists of two craters - an outer one with a diameter of 5 to 8 kilometers and an inner one with a volcanic lake. 2)


The rectangular-shaped flag of Sudan consists of three horizontal stripes and a triangle placed at the left edge. The stripes feature pan-Arab colors. From the very top is a red stripe referring to the bloodshed in the struggle for independence, independence, and revolution. Through the very middle runs a white belt symbolizing peace, optimism, and love. At the very bottom is a black belt honoring those who fought for independence under the leadership of Mohammad Ahmed-Mahdi. The green triangle is the symbol of the religion - Islam. The country's symbol was adopted on May 20, 1970. 3)


Sudan is currently home to more than 41 million people. Compared to 1955, the country's population has grown more than sixfold. It is estimated that by 2050 the population will exceed 80 million. 4)


The main religion in the country is Islam (Sunnism). 5)

Umar al-Bashir

The country's president since June 30, 1989, has been Umar al-Bashir. He is considered responsible for the country's worst humanitarian disaster, which has killed as many as 300,000 people. It was al-Bashir who provided Osama bin Laden with a safe haven. When there was a real threat of military intervention in Sudan, he ordered him to leave the country. Because of his many negative accomplishments, the International Criminal Court decided to issue an APB for al-Bashir. This is the first case in the world where a president leaving his country can be arrested. 6)

Ghost marriage

The country's law allows posthumous weddings. 7)

Death penalty

Sudanese law provides for the issuance of death sentences. These are often carried out by crucifixion (in 2002, as many as 88 death sentences were issued by crucifixion). 8)

Alcohol consumption

Alcohol consumption is illegal in Sudan - the law prohibits the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. 9)


In Sudan, people who are at least 17 years old can vote. 10)

NTC Tower

The country's tallest building is located in its capital Khartoum. The NTC Tower building rises 130 meters high and consists of 29 floors. Its construction began in 2005 and was completed after four years. 11)

Military power

Sudan is ranked 73rd in the 20322 ranking of military capabilities. 12)


In Sudan, 20% of the population suffers from malnutrition. 13)


Sudan had left-hand traffic until 1973. 14)


The highest city in the country is Kutum. 15)

sudan.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/16 03:02 by aga