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Sudan

Political leadership

Sudan

President Omar al Bashir

President Omar al Bashir (since 16 October 1993)

First Vice President Hassan Salih Bakri , Second Vice President Hasabu Abdel Rahmin (both since 3 December 2013)

Land

total: 1,861,484 sq km

Boundaries

total: 6,819 km

Border countries

Central African Republic 174 km, Chad 1403 km, Egypt 1276 km, Eritrea 682 km, Ethiopia 744 km, Libya 382 km, South Sudan 2158 km

Coastline

853 km

Population

36,108,853 (July 2015 est.) (country comparison to the world: 38)

Age structure

0-14 years: 40.15% 15-64 years: 56.6% 65+ 3.25% (2015 est.)

Population growth rate

1.72% (2015 est.)

Urbanisation

Urban population: 33.8 % of total population (2015) rate of urbanisation: 2.45% annual rate of change (2010-2015 est.)

Major cities

Khartoum (capital) 5.13 million (2015 est.)

Ethnic groups

Sudanese Arab 70%, Fur, Beja, Nuba, Fulani

Religions

Sunni Muslim with a small Christian minority

Languages

Arabic (official), English (official), Nubian, To Bedawie (Beja language), Fur

Literacy

(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 75.9% male: 83.3% female: 68.6% (2015 est.)

GDP

$167.4 billion (2015 est.) $161.8 billion (2014 est.)

GDP Real growth rate

3.5% (2015 est.) 3.6% (2014 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$4,500 (2015 est.) $4,300 (2014 est.)

Unemployment rate

total 13.6% (2015 est.)

Population below poverty line

46.5% (2009 est.)

Public debt

72.1% of GDP (2015 est.) 73.4% of GDP (2014 est.)

Inflation rate

18.2% (2015 est.)