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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Sudan

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SUDAN
SUDAN

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

Sudan - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

249

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

SUD

Internet country code

SD

GRC Country Code

SUD

Sudan - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 16th June 2021
   1,234.45

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

   ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵

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

Sudan - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 16th June 2021
   dd/mm/yyyy
   14:32

Sudan - Languages

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132 languages are spoken in Sudan. The geographical distribution of these languages is complex, especially in the south of the country. The official language is Standard Arabic External. The most widespread languages are: Sudanese Spoken Arabic External (15 000 000 speakers); Bedawi External (951 000 speakers along the Red Sea Coast); Dinka External (1 300 000 speakers in 5 forms) and Nuer External (740 000 speakers).

Sudan - Example address format

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Addresses are sometimes found in the older format:

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   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Sudan - Post office box

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This is written PO Box.

Sudan - Postal codes

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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

Sudan - Postal code format graphic

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Sudan - Postal code format

Sudan - Postal code specifics

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Sudan - Postal code regular expression

\A\d{5,5}\Z

Sudan - Postal code level of coverage

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Sudan - Postal code map

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Place names in Sudan

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   Note: This section last updated 31st July 2017

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

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Sudan - Administrative districts

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   Note: This section last updated 27th August 2013

Sudan has 16 states External (wilayat, singular - wilayah). These are:

    Al Bahr al Ahmar External
    Al Jazirah External
    Al Khartum External
    Al Qadarif External
    An Nil al Abyad External
    An Nil al Azraq External
    Ash Shamaliyah External
    Gharb Darfur External
    Gharb Kurdufan External
    Janub Darfur External
    Janub Kurdufan External
    Kassala External
    Nahr an Nil External
    Shamal Darfur External
    Shamal Kurdufan External
    Sinna External

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Sudan

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Sudanese area codes have a length of 2 digits when called from abroad. All subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile number area codes commence with a 9.

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

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