Sudan

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 5,733,944
1960 7,527,450
1970 10,232,758
1980 14,418,063
1990 20,008,804
2000 27,729,798
2010 35,652,002
2020 44,499,402
2025 49,676,011
2050 77,138,383
2075 101,239,477
2100 116,140,933
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name Republic of the Sudan
Capital Khartoum
Region Northern Africa
ISO code SD
Statistical agency Central Bureau of Statistics


Administrative units

state/wilayahnative namecapital [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
2008-04-22
census
Al Gedarif State (Qadarif)القضارفولاية Al Qadarif [القضارف]75,2631,348,378
Al Gezira State (Jazirah)الجزيرةولاية Wad Madani [ود مدني]23,3733,575,280
Blue Nile Stateالنيل الأزرقولاية ad-Damazin [الدمازين]45,844832,112
Kassala Stateكسلاولاية Kassala [كسلا]36,7101,789,806
Khartoum Stateالخرطومولاية Al Khartum [الخرطوم]22,1425,274,321
North Darfur Stateشمال دارفورولاية Al-Fashir [الفاشر]296,4202,113,626
North Kordofan Stateشمال كردفانولاية Al-Obeid [الأبيض]221,9002,920,992
Northern Stateالشماليةولاية Dongola [دنقلا]348,697699,065
Red Sea Stateالبحر الأحمرولاية Bur Sudan [بورتسودان]218,8871,396,110
River Nile Stateنهر النيلولاية Al-Damar [الدامر]122,1231,120,441
Sinnar Stateسنارولاية Sinnar [سنار]37,8441,285,058
South Darfur Stateجنوب دارفورولاية Nyala [نيالا]127,3004,093,594
South Kordofan Stateجنوب كردفانولاية Kadugli [كادقلي]158,3551,406,404
West Darfur Stateغرب دارفورولاية Al Geneina [الجنينة]79,4601,308,225
White Nile Stateالنيل الأبيضولاية Rabak [ربك]30,4111,730,588
total  1,844,72930,894,000
source: Central Bureau of Statistics, Sudan. The provisional 2008 census data is contested in some parts of Sudan.
source: area data is from various sources and names from third level can differ from second level due to these various sources.
note: Bahr al Ahmar = Red Sea; Janub Darfur = South Darfur; Janub Kurdufan = South Kordofan; Khartum = Khartoum; Nahr al Nil = River Nile; Nil al Abyad = White Nile; Nil al Azraq = Blue Nile; Shamal Kurdufan = North Kordofan; Shamaliyah = Northern.
note: Gharb = West; Shamal(iyah) = North; Janub = South; Sharq = East.
note: Southern Sudan became independent on July 9, 2011 from the rest of Sudan.
note: Abyei county, supposedly in Southern Sudan, is controlled by Sudan.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
1993-04-15
census
Omdurmanأمدرمان1,271,403
Khartoumالخرطوم947,483
Khartoum Northالخرطوم بحري700,887
Port Sudanبورتسودان308,195
Kassalaكسلا234,622
Al Ubayyiḑالأبيض229,425
Nyalaنيالا227,183
Al Gaziraالجزيرة211,362
Al Gedarefالقضارف191,164
Kostiكوستي173,599
Al Fashirالفاشر141,884
source: United Nations Statistics Division.