Facts & Figures

Country: Sudan

Population: 44.6 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Khartoum

Area: 1,886,068 sq km (728,215 sq miles)

Main languages: Arabic (official), English (official), other local languages

Main religions: Islam

Sudan and South Sudan:

Life expectancy: 62 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy Rate: Adult [15+] 71%, Youth [15-24] 87% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban Population (% of total): 33.3% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 17.9 million (UNICEF, 2012)

Child mortality: 86 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 27% of children below 5 years underweight (UN, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 2 million (UNICEF, 2009)