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The Sudan, sometimes called North Sudan after the independence of South Sudan, is bordered by Egypt, the Red Sea, and the Sahara Desert. The Nile River divides the country, which has been independence since 1956. Since 1983, fundamentalist Islamic law has been established in the country.

Letters of invitation are often required for entry into Sudan. Certain travel and photography permits may be required as well.

Because Sudan has been at the heart of ancient empires, dating back to the time of the Egyptian pharaohs, there are numerous fascinating ruins to explore within the country. Large mud brick temples, fortresses from the 12th century BC, and a network of Nubian pyramids have all been discovered in this country.

The ruins of Old Dongola are particularly fascinating. Founded in the 5th century, the granite columns of the church still stand and feature intricate carvings.

Cultural opportunities are an important part of a stay in Sudan as well. In Khartoum or Omdurman, for example, you can experience the Sufi rituals of drumming and dancing before sunset and Friday prayers.

You can also find good diving opportunities around Port Sudan and along some of the Red Sea resorts that are cropping up. You may also fin a tour of Tuti Island, which is right in the middle of the Nile River, can be a fascinating experience.

Sudan offers a challenging political climate, but there are hidden gems that can be found as well. Use common sense with your planning and you may just discover an intriguing opportunity.

Travel and vacation in Sudan

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City Guides

Khartoum

#Khartoum Visit Khartoum Founded officially in 1821, the city of Khartoum has seen settlers at the confluence of rivers for nearly 1,000 years. It is a...

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Weather and forecast

Khartoum
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Largest cities

See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017

RankCityPop
1Khartoum1.974.647
2Omdurman  , Khartoum1.200.000
3Nyala565.734
4Port Sudan 489.725
5Kassala 401.477
6Al-Ubayyid393.311
7Gedaref 363.945
8Kūstī345.068
9Wad Madani332.714
10Ad Du'ayn 264.734

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

EnglishDate
January 1Independence Day
January 7Coptic Christmas
June 30Revolution Day
December 25Christmas Day
VariableBirth of the Prophet
VariableEid-Ul-Fitr
VariableHijri New Year
VariableEid-Al-Adha
VariableCoptic Easter

 

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Sudan Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Sudan
16,052
Total confirmed cases
Updated on
Sudan
5,118
Total active cases
Updated on
Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
44,988
1,695
7,317
Albania
33,556
716
16,610
Algeria
75,867
2,294
24,152
Andorra
6,304
76
823
Angola
14,634
337
6,946
Anguilla
4
0
1
Antigua and Barbuda
139
4
7
Argentina
1,374,631
37,122
133,709
Armenia
126,709
1,976
29,634
Aruba
4,737
45
85
Australia
27,843
907
1,403
Austria
250,333
2,459
72,347
Azerbaijan
95,281
1,160
29,646
Bahamas
7,431
163
1,616
Bahrain
85,886
339
1,530
Bangladesh
449,760
6,416
78,733
Barbados
260
7
12
Belarus
125,482
1,104
19,680
Belgium
558,779
15,618
507,212
Belize
5,183
116
2,225
Benin
2,916
43
294
Bermuda
227
9
18
Bhutan
382
0
22
Bolivia
144,034
8,916
15,570
Bosnia
80,553
2,342
32,451
Botswana
9,992
31
2,269
Brazil
6,088,004
169,541
473,368
British Virgin Islands
71
1
0
Brunei
149
3
1
Bulgaria
124,966
3,069
83,671
Burkina Faso
2,754
68
134
Burundi
664
1
88
Cabo Verde
10,302
104
407
Cambodia
306
0
10
Cameroon
23,842
435
1,230
Canada
337,555
11,521
56,835
Caribbean Netherlands
161
3
3
Cayman Islands
265
2
18
Central African Republic
4,911
63
2,924
Chad
1,648
101
71
Channel Islands
1,094
48
159
Chile
542,080
15,106
9,450
China
86,464
4,634
322
Colombia
1,254,979
35,479
60,603
Comoros
596
7
17
Congo
5,632
93
1,652
Costa Rica
132,295
1,641
49,318
Croatia
105,691
1,398
19,275
Cuba
7,879
132
391
Curaçao
1,773
3
739
Cyprus
8,947
44
6,848
Czechia
496,638
7,360
83,296
Côte d'Ivoire
21,148
131
198
DRC
12,278
329
563
Denmark
71,654
789
14,833
Diamond Princess
712
13
40
Djibouti
5,668
61
52
Dominica
77
0
14
Dominican Republic
138,829
2,311
23,636
Ecuador
185,944
13,225
8,710
Egypt
113,381
6,560
4,840
El Salvador
37,562
1,081
2,184
Equatorial Guinea
5,137
85
47
Eritrea
558
0
85
Estonia
9,956
92
4,144
Ethiopia
106,203
1,651
38,713
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
16
0
3
Faroe Islands
500
0
3
Fiji
35
2
0
Finland
21,936
384
6,252
France
2,144,660
49,232
1,942,836
French Guiana
11,042
70
977
French Polynesia
13,286
68
8,376
Gabon
9,150
59
92
Gambia
3,726
123
21
Georgia
108,690
1,012
18,508
Germany
946,648
14,583
313,265
Ghana
50,941
323
1,019
Gibraltar
967
5
91
Greece
93,006
1,714
81,303
Greenland
18
0
0
Grenada
41
0
11
Guadeloupe
8,225
144
5,839
Guatemala
118,722
4,092
6,811
Guinea
12,841
75
913
Guinea-Bissau
2,422
43
70
Guyana
5,154
146
974
Haiti
9,224
232
1,106
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
104,915
2,859
55,581
Hong Kong
5,702
108
327
Hungary
177,952
3,891
130,722
Iceland
5,289
26
198
India
9,177,722
134,254
439,893
Indonesia
502,110
16,002
63,722
Iran
866,821
45,255
211,160
Iraq
537,457
11,996
57,807
Ireland
70,711
2,023
45,324
Isle of Man
369
25
12
Israel
329,998
2,811
8,586
Italy
1,431,795
50,453
796,849
Jamaica
10,343
239
4,586
Japan
132,358
1,981
18,108
Jordan
188,410
2,302
66,094
Kazakhstan
126,182
1,945
11,431
Kenya
77,785
1,392
24,490
Kuwait
140,393
868
6,677
Kyrgyzstan
69,885
1,237
7,488
Lao People's Democratic Republic
39
0
15
Latvia
13,236
162
11,439
Lebanon
117,517
911
47,527
Lesotho
2,086
44
766
Liberia
1,551
82
138
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
78,473
1,102
27,779
Liechtenstein
1,156
12
192
Lithuania
48,226
392
36,802
Luxembourg
31,111
273
8,834
MS Zaandam
9
2
7
Macao
46
0
0
Macedonia
55,127
1,546
20,687
Madagascar
17,341
251
433
Malawi
6,009
185
381
Malaysia
56,659
337
13,842
Maldives
12,758
46
1,097
Mali
4,326
146
1,136
Malta
9,004
113
2,060
Marshall Islands
4
0
3
Martinique
4,732
37
4,597
Mauritania
8,167
169
389
Mauritius
494
10
51
Mayotte
5,122
49
2,109
Mexico
1,049,358
101,926
162,739
Moldova
98,418
2,169
15,367
Monaco
583
3
62
Mongolia
640
0
300
Montenegro
31,618
444
11,143
Montserrat
13
1
0
Morocco
327,528
5,396
46,974
Mozambique
15,109
126
1,754
Myanmar
80,505
1,765
18,852
Namibia
13,897
145
518
Nepal
222,288
1,337
18,884
Netherlands
489,818
8,945
480,873
New Caledonia
32
0
0
New Zealand
2,031
25
53
Nicaragua
5,725
159
1,341
Niger
1,381
70
145
Nigeria
66,439
1,168
3,030
Norway
33,183
311
11,916
Oman
122,356
1,386
7,393
Pakistan
379,883
7,744
40,379
Palestine
73,196
645
13,013
Panama
155,658
2,973
15,681
Papua New Guinea
612
7
17
Paraguay
77,072
1,665
20,361
Peru
950,557
35,641
34,271
Philippines
420,614
8,173
25,837
Poland
876,333
13,774
423,691
Portugal
264,802
3,971
84,004
Qatar
137,415
236
2,693
Romania
422,852
10,177
115,831
Russia
2,114,502
36,540
466,517
Rwanda
5,726
47
482
Réunion
7,689
35
994
S. Korea
31,353
510
4,121
Saint Kitts and Nevis
20
0
1
Saint Lucia
223
2
115
Saint Martin
690
12
80
Saint Pierre Miquelon
16
0
4
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
84
0
6
Samoa
1
0
1
San Marino
1,428
44
235
Sao Tome and Principe
981
17
38
Saudi Arabia
355,489
5,796
5,877
Senegal
15,897
330
51
Serbia
126,187
1,237
93,414
Seychelles
166
0
7
Sierra Leone
2,406
74
504
Singapore
58,165
28
66
Sint Maarten
1,012
25
87
Slovakia
96,472
693
47,846
Slovenia
65,778
1,097
20,123
Solomon Islands
16
0
11
Somalia
4,445
113
920
South Africa
769,759
20,968
37,596
South Sudan
3,064
60
92
Spain
1,606,905
43,131
1,563,774
Sri Lanka
20,508
90
5,921
St. Barth
127
0
33
Sudan
16,052
1,197
5,118
Suriname
5,297
116
8
Swaziland
6,233
120
244
Sweden
208,295
6,406
201,889
Switzerland
300,352
4,222
89,430
Syrian Arab Republic
7,295
380
3,760
Taiwan
618
7
62
Tajikistan
11,932
86
534
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
3,920
60
94
Timor-Leste
30
0
0
Togo
2,854
64
516
Trinidad and Tobago
6,475
115
738
Tunisia
89,196
2,862
22,488
Turkey
453,535
12,511
63,133
Turks and Caicos Islands
746
6
40
UAE
160,055
554
9,923
UK
1,527,495
55,230
1,472,265
USA
12,777,174
263,687
4,964,547
Uganda
18,165
181
9,309
Ukraine
635,689
11,075
333,554
Uruguay
4,763
71
928
Uzbekistan
71,774
604
2,116
Vanuatu
1
0
1
Venezuela
100,143
873
4,285
Vietnam
1,312
35
126
Wallis and Futuna
2
0
1
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
2,107
609
39
Zambia
17,454
357
396
Zimbabwe
9,308
273
747
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