5 facts about Sudan you should know
This North African country is full of great places to enjoy, including Lake Nasser, Dinder National Park and Republican Palace Museum. Here are 5 facts about the country:
1: While Egypt gets noticed for its pyramids, Sudan is known as the place with the world's largest collection of pyramids. There are over 200 recorded pyramids in the country.
2: Over 97% of Sudan's population is Muslim. They practice in the Sunni tradition.
3:Sudan’s capital is Khartoum. In Arabic, Khartoum means elephant trunk, and the capital has an area of 22,142 square kilometres. In 2014, the population was recorded at 5 million.
4: January 1 is a national holiday in Sudan. While South Africans celebrates New Year, Sudan locals celebrate its independence from Egypt and the UK in 1956.
5: Sudan experiences tropical weather in the south, while the north is filled with desert conditions.