Geographical location Of Southern Sudan


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This CIA map uses the provincial borders that existed at the time Sudan gained independence in 1956. In 1960, small sections were transferred to northerly provinces. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 ending the second Sudanese civil war provided that the border between southern and northern Sudan would be restored to its 1956 state.
South Sudan lies between latitudes 3° and 13°N, and longitudes 24° and 36°E. It is covered in tropical forest, swamps, and grassland. The White Nile passes through the country, passing by Juba.
Tourism
Among other attractions, Southern Sudan has the largest and most diverse wildlife experiences to offer in Africa.
Tourism in Southern Sudan is set for major investment. With extensive forests, grassland, lakes, rivers and the Sudd, South Sudan has had extensive wildlife to rival that of East Africa. However, the civil war scattered or diminished the wildlife population, in particular the big game that was easily accessible to tourists close to the towns.
Although the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the later years of the civil war made brave attempts at the preservation of threatened species like the elephant and the rhino, a lot more remains to be done in peace time to bring their numbers up to an appreciable levels. The tourism industry needs to be established as soon as pockets of insecurity are effectively dealt with.
Caution: Although the war is officially over, security is still a priority and one should check onward travel at every stage. Many roads are still land-mined and there are still many guns in the hands of tribal groups or individuals.