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Capital:       Khartoum city is the capital of Sudan.    
Land and Topography:     Sudan is the Largest African country, covering an area of almost one million square miles, or 3.8% of the land area of the African continent, and shares borders with nine African and Arab countries. Geographically, it is situated more or Less at the middle of the northern part of the continent, lying between 22 and 38 degrees east longitude and between 4 and 22 degrees north latitude. Five distinct mountain ranges and plateaus characterize the relief of the landmass of Sudan. Among these are the mountain ranges of the Red Sea hills in the east and the montane forest plateau of Imatong in the south. Marra Mountain is a sprawling highland of Over 10,000 feet above sea level in the southwest and west of Sudan. Al Meidob, a cluster of mountains, stands in the furthest north of western state of Darfur. Finally there are the Nuba Mountains which are located in the rich rainy savanna: belt of southern Kordofan. The most famous and longest stretch of river in the world is the Nile, formed by the confluence of the White and Blue Niles in Khartoum State, from where it flows 1,880 miles north to the Mediterranean. Its basin covers an area of 1,100,000 sq miles, one tenth of the area of Africa  
Climate:     Sudan has different climatic regions, ranging from desert in the north, to semi-desert, desert and savanna in the centre, and equatorial in the south. High temperatures characterize March through June. July through October is mild and benign whilst November through February is temperate with short, cold, breezy spells. Cotton clothes are strongly recommended for casual wear in Sudan
Economy     Since over 50% of Sudans total area constitutes farming land, the country is very rich in agricultural resources with 90% of its exports, including cotton and Livestock, deriving from this sector. The county has recently started to export refined oil.
Population     The 1995 census reflected a population of 26.6 million, giving a geographic population density of 10 persons per sq km. Annual population growth is 2.8%. The agricultural sector employs 80% of the population.
Language     Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken. More than 100 languages and dialects are identified
Visas     A foreigner intending to visit Sudan can obtain an entry visa from the Sudanese diplomatic missions abroad. If there is no mission in his/her country he/she can get a visa at Khartoum International Airport with a prior arrangement with the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
Aliens:     Foreign nationals visiting the Sudan for a period exceeding three days must take their passports to the Aliens registration office within that time frame. This can usually be organized by your hotels management, but if you would rather do it yourself, the office is in Buri Garden City and you will need to take a photocopy of your passport, two passport photographs and 4,000 Dinars (US$ 15 approx.) with you. If you wish to travel outside Khartoum, the necessary permits are also available at the same office.  
Health Regulations     Current vaccination certificates against yellow fever, typhoid and cholera must be produced by foreigners upon entry. Prophylactics against malaria are advised. 

        Customs     All personal belongings are customs free, with an allowance of 200 or Less cigarettes or 1/4 ounce of tobacco. For electrical or electronic equipment and firearms, dues are taken for these items but if they are re-exported within six months from the date of their entry, the duty, is refundable. 
Currency     The official local unit of a currency is the Sudanese Pound. There is no Limit to the amount of foreign currency that can be admitted in Sudan. Declaring amounts exceeding US$ 5000 to the authorities at the port of entry is a must to ensures the right of the visitor to take out any amount of foreign currency not exceeding the declared amount. Since the prices of foreign currencies in Sudan are subject to frequent changes, visitors are advised to be aware of these prices before coming to Sudan. Credit cards are not acceptable in most places, except some of the international hotels and airline offices.
Transport     To travel inside Sudan, because of its hugeness all means of transport, by land, river, or air, is used. Traveling by land is easier nowadays because of the construction of thousands of kilometers of highways. Also Sudan Airways has a network of domestic flights covering a large area of Sudan. Sudan Rail operates a network of railway lines which extend to most parts of the country. Various 24 hour a day limousine companies are stationed at the arrivals terminal of Khartoum Airport and outside all the major hotels in Khartoum. These taxis are luxurious, late model cars of various sizes. There are also double-cab pickups, nicknamed Boks, which are usually prepared to travel to towns and cities outside Khartoum, direct from the Airport terminal.   

 Excursions     Whether in search of education, culture or adventure, in the Sudan you will find a wide variety of programmes for tourists which can range from one day to two months in duration. These can be organized for you by professional tourism agencies. 

 Hotels     A wide selection of hotels is found in Sudans major cities, from 5 stars to 2 stars. Where there is no hotel you will find motels or rest houses.
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