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South Sudan: Geography#

LocationEast-Central Africa; south of Sudan, north of Uganda and Kenya, west of Ethiopia
Geographic Coordinates8 00 N, 30 00 E 8.0,30.0
Area total: 644,329 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 644329
DBpedia: 619745
Geoname: 644329
Infoplease: 644329
Britannica: 644330
Wolfram: 644329

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Land boundariestotal: 5,413 km
border countries: Central African Republic 989 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 639 km, Ethiopia 934 km, Kenya 232 km, Sudan 2,184 km, Uganda 435 km
note: South Sudan-Sudan boundary represents 1 January 1956 alignment; final alignment pending negotiations and demarcation; final sovereignty status of Abyei Area pending negotiations between South Sudan and Sudan
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation ExtremesLowest point: NA
highest point: Kinyeti 3,187 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Lotuke 2795 m; Konoro 2654 m; Aripewi 2483 m; Jabal Kedong 2445 m; Itibol 2431 m

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Terrainthe terrain gradually rises from plains in the north and center to southern highlands along the border with Uganda and Kenya; the White Nile, flowing north out of the uplands of Central Africa, is the major geographic feature of the country supporting agriculture and extensive wild animal populations; The Sudd (a name derived from floating vegetation that hinders navigation) is a large swampy area of more than 100,000 sq km fed by the waters of the White Nile that dominates the center of the country
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcehydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver
Land UseNA
Climatehot with seasonal rainfall influenced by the annual shift of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone; rainfall is heaviest in the upland areas of the south and diminishes to the north
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesNA
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Juba; Waw; Malakal; Uwayl; Yei
According to Geonames: Juba; Malakal; Wau; Pajok; Yei

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Important Cities
Geography-noteThe Sudd is a vast swamp in South Sudan, formed by the White Nile, comprising more than 15% of the total area; it is one of the world's largest wetlands