Government: Federal Republic
Current President: Omar Bashir
- The oil sector has driven much of the country’s GDP since 1999.
- Sudan, currently, is attempting to generate new sources of revenues, such as from gold mining, while carrying out an austerity program to reduce expenditures.
- Agricultural production continues to employ 80% of the work force and contributes a third of GDP.
Population: 30 million (UN 2011)
Land Size: 1.8 million sq km (728,215 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Sudanese Arab (approximately 70%)
- Sunni Muslim
- small Christian minority
- Arabic (official)
- English (official)
- Ta Bedawie