It’s South Sudan Independence Day here on Sporcle and we’re now adding South Sudan to all of our Geography quizzes as necessary. There still may be more added in the future as new data about South Sudan is released.
You might be wondering why we’re releasing all of our Sudan quizzes today on July 8th when South Sudan doesn’t become officially independent until July 9th. There are a couple reasons. First, as South Sudan is in the East Africa Time Zone, they are much closer to Saturday than Sporcle is (11 Hours ahead). If we updated everything on Saturday, we’d actually be behind the times. Second, we’d rather make the change on a Friday anyway, as traffic is much higher and we have the opportunity to get info to more of our users about the big changes.
Finally, to prepare you for all the updated quizzes, we’ve put together some South Sudan facts after the jump.
Official Name: Republic of South Sudan
President: Salva Kiir Mayardit
Area: 619, 745 Square km
Population: An estimated 7.5 to 9.7 million people (No exact data yet)
Flag Colors: Black, Red, Green, Blue , Yellow, White
Bordering Countries: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, DRC, Central African Republic, Sudan
Currency: Sudanese Pound
Time Zone: East African (+3)