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South Sudan is a country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. It´s the youngest country in the world. The economy of South Sudan is one of the world´s underdeveloped although of large oil occurrences and othe natural ressources. At the end of 2013 a civil war erupted the country. Thousands of people have been killes and millions displaced.

South Sudan – short survey

South Sudan Germany Austria Switzerland
Area 644.329 km² 357.375 km² 83.879 km² 41,285 km²
Population 12,0 million 81,9 million 8,7 million 8,3 million
Population Density 18,7 per km² 229 per km² 104 per km² 201 per km²
Capital Juba Berlin Vienna Bern
Landsmen 81% 25% 34% 26%
Expectancy of life 54,6 years 80,9 years 80,9 years 82,7 years
Average age 19,1 years 45,8 years 43,2 years 42,3 years
GDP 13,8 billion USD 3.636 billion USD 415 billion USD 685 billion USD
GNI per capita 2.030 USD 46.840 USD 45.040 USD 59.600 USD

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