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In the period before South Sudan it formed along with North Sudan: Sudan. But the years of civil war that began in 1981 made an end to it. Though there are areas that are still plagued by rebels.
In the 19th century South Sudan belonged to Egypt as a province under the name of Equatoria.
Democracy and freedom
The democracy and the state structure within South Sudan is still at the verry beginning stage. South Sudan has one of the poorest economy in the world. But they are making progress. The economy is divided into numerous departments such as oil and gas and thats a beginning.
Most of the people are Animistic, a small minority is Christian or Islamic.
More than 37 million people lives in Southern Sudan.
Many are still poor and have previously fought as a child soldier with the rebel groups.
Wealth and health
Health care can still much better. Until today only 25% of the population can consult a doctor. This by a shortage of doctors or resources. The government is taking action, but this is not enough because there are still many health organizations present in South Sudan.
The country is largely dependent on its oil production. Some time ago the transport of oil was shutted down because it didn't pay for the transportation of the oil passing through other countries such as Sudan. It brought the economy of South Sudan to a minimum.
South Sudan has many cities and villages.
The 15 largest cities in South Sudan are: Raga, Aweil, Bentiu, Kodok, Malakal, Kuacjok, Wau, Tonj, Rumbek, Yambio, Nimule, Torit, Bor, Boma and the capital Juba (Djoeba).
South Sudan has the largest National Park, located in Boma, where you can spot elephants, hippos and more exotic animals.
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