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South Sudan

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

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Country Name

South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan


South Sudan is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Ethiopia, to the north by Sudan, to the west by the Central African Republic, to the southwest by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south by Uganda, and to the southeast by Kenya.



Reason for Naming the country

The name is one of several toponyms sharing similar etymologies, ultimately meaning "land of the blacks" or similar meanings, in reference to the dark skin of the inhabitants.


The flag of South Sudan was adopted on July 9, 2005.

The flag is one of the youngest flags and older than the country itself, as the flag was adopted in 2005, while the country became independent in 2011.

The flag consists of three horizontal stripes in black, red, and green colors and a blue triangle on the left side of the flag with a yellow star inside the triangle, the stripes are separated by a thin white stripe.