Open menu Close menu Open Search Close search Open sharebox Close sharebox
ABC logo

. Index

. 1996 Index

. Flag

. Geography

. People

. Government

. Economy

. Transportation

. Commun'tions

. Defense

. Geo Names

. Feedback



Sudan Geography 1996

    • Location:
      Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea

    • Map references:

    • Area:

        total area:
        2,505,810 sq km

        land area:
        2.376 million sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly more than one-quarter the size of the US

    • Land boundaries:
      total 7,687 km, Central African Republic 1,165 km, Chad 1,360 km, Egypt 1,273 km, Eritrea 605 km, Ethiopia 1,606 km, Kenya 232 km, Libya 383 km, Uganda 435 km, Zaire 628 km

    • Coastline:
      853 km

    • Maritime claims:

        contiguous zone:
        18 nm

        continental shelf:
        200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      administrative boundary with Kenya does not coincide with international boundary; administrative boundary with Egypt does not coincide with international boundary creating the "Hala'ib Triangle," a barren area of 20,580 sq km, tensions over this disputed area began to escalate in 1992 and remain high

    • Climate:
      tropical in south; arid desert in north; rainy season (April to October)

    • Terrain:
      generally flat, featureless plain; mountains in east and west

    • Natural resources:
      small reserves of petroleum, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold

    • Land use:

        arable land:

        permanent crops:

        meadows and pastures:

        forest and woodland:


    • Irrigated land:
      18,900 sq km (1989 est.)

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        inadequate supplies of potable water; wildlife populations threatened by excessive hunting; soil erosion; desertification

        natural hazards:
        dust storms

        international agreements:
        party to - Climate Change, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection; signed, but not ratified - Biodiversity, Desertification

    • Note:
      largest country in Africa; dominated by the Nile and its tributaries

Thank you for making this an award winning site

Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -

ITA Home Page
The IMMIGRATION Superhighway Feedback

Flags of all Countries
Yahoo search

Revised 13-August-1997

Copyright © 1995-2020 ITA (all rights reserved)