Key facts about Sudan

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At least 56 civilians have been killed and 595 people, including combatants, have been wounded in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

About Sudan:

  • It is located in northeastern Africa.
  • It is bounded on the north by Egypt, on the east by the Red Sea, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, on the south by South Sudan, on the west by the Central African Republic and Chad, and on the northwest by Libya.
  • Capital: Khartoum
  • Sudan is mainly composed of vast plains and plateaus that are drained by the Nile River and its tributaries.
  • The country is dominated by Muslims, most of whom speak Arabic and identify themselves as “Arabs.
  • Arabic is the primary language of much of the population and is the most common medium for the conduct of government, commerce, and urban life throughout the country.


Q1) Which countries border the Red Sea?

A total of 6 countries of Asia and Africa, border the Red Sea.  The countries of Yemen and Saudi Arabia border the Red Sea to the east. The Red Sea is bordered by Egypt to the north and west, and by Sudan, Eritrea, and Djibouti to the west.

Source: Why are Sudan’s army and paramilitary forces fighting each other?