EASTERN AFRICA

South Sudan Map

A South Sudan map (Republic of South Sudan) with cities, towns, highways, roads, and airports. This South Sudan map collection contains a reference map, satellite imagery, and an elevation map.

REFERENCE

South Sudan Political Map

South Sudan is a landlocked country in east-central Africa. It borders Ethiopia to the east, Sudan to the north, the Central African Republic to the west, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the southwest, Uganda to the south, and Kenya to the southeast.  In 2011, South Sudan gained independence from the Republic of Sudan. Overall, this makes it one of the most recent sovereign states or countries. Juba is the capital and largest city of South Sudan. Other major cities are Malakal, Yei, and Wau.

IMAGERY

South Sudan Satellite Map

South Sudan has a landmass of 644,329 square kilometers (248,777 sq mi). In comparison, this makes it larger than Somalia or the Central African Republic. The country is known for its diverse types of landscapes like its savannas, swamplands, and rainforests. It lies between 3°N and 13°N latitudes above the equator so its climate is tropical with a distinct rainy season in May and October. Its longest river is the White Nile which flows through the capital city of Juba. Otherwise, its major lakes include Shambe, Ambadi, and No.

HILLSHADE

South Sudan Elevation Map

South Sudan is a mix of plains, plateau, and mountains. The central region is mostly flat with vast swampland like the Sudd formed by the White Nile Baḥr al-Jabal section. But the country contains highland areas, especially around its periphery. For example, the Ironstone Plateau straddles its western border with the Central Africa Republic. Additionally, the Imatong Mountains lie in the south near the border of Uganda. This mountain chain is the most prominent in the country and contains Mount Kinyeti. At 3,187 meters (10,456 ft) in height, it is South Sudan’s highest peak.