What are some interesting facts about Sudan?

  • Sudan used to be the largest country in Africa (area wise), before the country split in two last year (North Sudan and South Sudan).
  • The White and Blue Nile rivers run through Sudan, they Merge at Khartoum and become the Nile River before flowing into Egypt.
  • North Sudan is largely arid and forms part of the eastern border of the Sahara Desert.
  • The southern part of Sudan becomes waterlogged in the rainy season making transportation difficult.
  • Thousands of years ago the area of north Sudan was extremely volcanic, remnants of these old volcanoes can be seen in the north.
  • The word "Khartoum" means elephant trunk, referring to the large bend in the Nile River that it makes as if flows north from the city.
  • There are a large number of old Egyptian ruins and pyramids in Sudan, as the area once formed part of the Egyptian realm.
  • North Sudan is governed according to Islamic Sharia law, South Sudan has a predominantly Christian and tribal government
  • Sudan used to be the largest country in Africa (area wise), before the country split in two last year (North Sudan and South Sudan).
  • The White and Blue Nile rivers run through Sudan, they Merge at Khartoum and become the Nile River before flowing into Egypt.
  • North Sudan is largely arid and forms part of the eastern border of the Sahara Desert.
  • The southern part of Sudan becomes waterlogged in the rainy season making transportation difficult.
  • Thousands of years ago the area of north Sudan was extremely volcanic, remnants of these old volcanoes can be seen in the north.
  • The word "Khartoum" means elephant trunk, referring to the large bend in the Nile River that it makes as if flows north from the city.
  • There are a large number of old Egyptian ruins and pyramids in Sudan, as the area once formed part of the Egyptian realm.
  • North Sudan is governed according to Islamic Sharia law, South Sudan has a predominantly Christian and tribal government