Embassy of The Republic of South Sudan in Washington DC
Embassy of The Republic of South Sudan in Washington DC

Media Kit

Learn More About our country

Official Name:

Republic of South Sudan

Independence Day:

9 July 2011

Capital City:


Time Zone:

East African Time (GTM+3)

Official Languages:



South Sudan Pound (SSP)


8,260,490 (2008 Census)


Christianity, traditional African religions and Islam. The majority are Christians.


Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR), Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, Norway, Belgium, UNited Kingdom, Canada and United States of America.


Missions in Juba.

China, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Libya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe.

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Barely two years old, South Sudan is joining the modern world by emphasizing the role of digital media in its international politics. It is with this emphasis that the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Washington DC has decided to go digital in hopes of providing basic information and answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding South Sudan.

South Sudan is ready to make its imprint in the digital world and the launch of this website is a major step towards achieving that goal.

Akec Khoc Aciew

South Sudan National Anthem

In August 2010, South Sudanese were invited to compose a national anthem.

After three rounds of competition, University of Juba students won with their lyrics titled "South Sudan Oyee" (Hurray)