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    Sudan Geography - 1990

      Total area: 2,505,810 km2
      land area: 2,376,000 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than one quarter the size of US

      Land boundaries: 7,697 km total; Central African Republic 1,165 km, Chad 1,360 km, Egypt 1,273 km, Ethiopia 2,221 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 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: international boundary and Administrative Boundary with Kenya; international boundary and Administrative Boundary with Egypt

      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: modest reserves of crude oil, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, crude oil

      Land use: 5% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 24% meadows and pastures; 20% forest and woodland; 51% other; includes 1% irrigated

      Environment: dominated by the Nile and its tributaries; dust storms; desertification

      Note: largest country in Africa

      NOTE: The information regarding Sudan on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sudan Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sudan Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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