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Geography of South Sudan

Continental shelf of South Sudan is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). South Sudan is located in Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent. African countries include, but are not limited to, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Egypt. South Sudan has 6 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda. South Sudan is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of South Sudan is 3,362 m (11,031 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of South Sudan is 6018 kilometers (~2,324 miles). South Sudan shares its land borders with 6 different countries, and has the same number of unique land boundaries to neigbouring territories. As in the case of South Sudan, if a country has the same number of unique neighboring territories as number of land borders, than that country has no non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous sections of land borders. South Sudan has 6 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. The lengths of the land borders of South Sudan with its neighbouring countries are as follows:

Cities

The capital city of South Sudan is Juba. The largest city in South Sudan is Juba.

Elevation

The average elevation range of South Sudan is 3,362 m (11,031 ft). The highest point of South Sudan is Kinyeti, with its official height being 3187 m (10,457 ft). The lowest point of South Sudan is White Nile. It lies at 350 m (1,148 ft) above the sea level. The elevation difference between the highest (Kinyeti) and lowest (White Nile) points of South Sudan is 2837 m (2 ft).

Area

The continental shelf of South Sudan is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²).

Forest and arable land

148,196 km² of South Sudan's territory is covered in forests.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in South Sudan are hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver.