Time Zone: UTC+3
Currency Name: Sudanese pounds (SDG)
Government Type: Government of National Unity (GNU) - the National Congress Party (NCP) and Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) formed a power-sharing government under the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA); the NCP, which came to power by military coup in 1989, is the majority partner; the agreement stipulates national elections for the 2008 - 2009 timeframe.
Languages: Arabic (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English
Ethnic Breakdown: black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, foreigners 2%, other 1%
Religion: Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum), indigenous beliefs 25%
Major Cities: Khartoum
Phone Country Code: 249
Health Concerns: food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever, vectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) are high risks in some locations, water contact disease: schistosomiasis, respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis ,
Official Tourism Website: http://www.sudani.co.za/Tourism/Introduction.htm
High Travel Season: no peak season
Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz
Electrical Plug Type: c, d
Misc Fact / Good to Know: Bilad al-Sudan, the original name for the country, means ?Place of the black people? in Arabic.