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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

South Sudan

As you may have heard, the world got a new country on July 9th, 2011. Let’s give a big welcome to South Sudan! After years of conflict with old Sudan, South Sudan has become an independent state.  Below is some information to file away in the recesses of your brain, just in case you enter into a conversation about South Sudan.
SouthSudanStatesSouth Sudan in Africa (claimed) (-mini map -rivers)

Full Name: The Republic of South Sudan
Birthday: July 9, 2011
Motto: “Justice, Liberty, Prosperity”
Capital: Juba
Official Language: English
Government: Federal Presidential Democratic Republic
President: Salva Kiir Mayardit
Cool Things: Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, Boma National Park, african wild dog (Endangered)
Sad Things: High infant mortality, highest maternal mortality, history of conflict
Neutral Things: 6 million population, a state called Unity
Crop Circles: No

Wild Dog Kruger National Park South Africa


  1. Another cool thing is that Bahr el Ghazal means “sea of gazelles”. And don't get me started on Juba Arabic.

  2. "Sea of Gazelles" has a nice ring to it!