The figure of the total population of each country is drawn
from the global estimates listed in the
CIA World Factbook
unless otherwise stated. Statistics describing the country’s
linguistic, religious and ethnic demographics are based on
its most recent national census. However, if these statistics
are out-dated, unavailable, unreliable, or the country’s
statistical department does not formally gather information
on the categories listed, the Cultural Atlas substitutes
the most recent global estimates cited in the CIA World Factbook.
You can find a direct link to all these sources under the ‘References’
tab at the bottom of the page, as well as the date this profile was published
(indicating when these statistics were last updated).
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The “Republic of Sudan” and the “Republic of South Sudan” are two different countries. This profile describes the Republic of Sudan, referring to the people and culture as ‘North Sudanese’ to avoid confusion.
Please visit the South Sudanese profile for information on the Republic of South Sudan.