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South Sudan

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South Sudan seceded from Sudan on 9th July 2011.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

South Sudan - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



11 835 862 (2017 projection) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

Internet country code


GRC Country Code


During transition refer for address and other information to the chapter on Sudan.

South Sudan - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 15th June 2021

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)


(where ٬ indicates the decimal separator and ٫ the thousands separator)

South Sudan - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 15th June 2021

South Sudan - Languages


   Note: This section last updated 11th August 2021

Over 60 languages are spoken in South Sudan, all of which are regarded as national languages. The offical working language is English. There are some 1.4 million speakers of Dinka External, 740 000 speakers of Nuer External, 420 000 speakers of Bari Externaland 350 000 speakers of Zande External.

South Sudan - Post office box


This is written PO Box.

South Sudan - Postal codes

   Note: This section last updated 29th September 2020

If South Sudan continues to use Sudanese postal codes, the postal code consists of a block of 5 digits - the first two indicate the region, the third the postal zone, the fourth the exchange centre and the fifth the post office.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

South Sudan - Postal code format graphic


South Sudan - Postal code format

South Sudan - Postal code specifics


South Sudan - Postal code regular expression


South Sudan - Postal code level of coverage


South Sudan - Postal code map


Place names in South Sudan


   Note: This section last updated 13th July 2017

Refer to Exonyms in South Sudan for full lists of place names in South Sudan in other languages.

South Sudan - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 19th July 2011

South Sudan has 10 states External (wilayat, singular - wilayah). These are:

    Central Equatoria External
    Eastern Equatoria External
    Jonglei External
    Lakes External
    Northern Bahr el Ghazal External
    Upper Nile External
    Warrap External
    Western Bahr el Ghazal External
    Western Equatoria External
    Western Upper Nile External (formerly Unity)

The ten states are further subdivided into 86 counties, which are divided into payams and then into bomas.

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in South Sudan


   Note: This section last updated 31st August 2021

South Sudanese area codes have a length of 2 digits when called from abroad. All subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers have the area codes 91-92, 95 or 97-98.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/southsudan/admin/ External 20230107

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