Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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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





International telephone access code


Car nationality plate 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 - Postal codes

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

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 - Post office box


This is written PO Box.

Place names in South Sudan


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

South Sudan - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


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.

Telephone numbers in South Sudan


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.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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All information copyright Graham Rhind 2019. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.