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South Sudan Population 2023

South Sudan officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in east/central Africa. It gained independence from the Republic of Sudan in 2011, making it the most recent sovereign state. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  South Sudan in 2023 is 11,088,796 (1.1 Crore)

Population of South Sudan in 2023: 1.1 million

 South Sudan 2023 Population
Total Population11,088,796 
Global Rank86
Land Area 644,329 sq.km (248,777 sq. mi)
Area Rank41
Pop. Density18 people/sq. km
Capital CityJuba

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

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Religion in South Sudan

Christianity is the most widely professed religion in South Sudan. As per the estimates, 60.5% of South Sudan’s population was Christian. 

About 32.9% of the population are adherents of traditional African religions. The remaining 6.2% follow Islam and 0.4% are unaffiliated.

Religion percentage in South Sudan 

  • Christianity – 60.5%
  • Traditional African religion – 32.9%
  • Islam – 6.2%
  • Other – 0.4%

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South Sudan Demographics
Fertility Rate* 4.74
Infant mortality rate ** 58.6
Median Age  19 Years
Life Expectancy 58.74 years
Urban Population 24.6%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in South Sudan by Population

#CityPopulation
1Juba230,195
2Wau118,331
3Malakal114,528
4Yambio105,881
5Yei69,720
6Renk69,079
7Aweil59,217
8Maridi55,602
9Bentiu41,328
10Bor25,18
Population of South Sudan 2024 | Religion in South Sudan