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Border Area Between Sudan and South Sudan

10.3N 30.1E

October 3rd, 2011 Category: Rivers

Sudan - October 2nd, 2011

Running roughly through the center of this image is the border between Sudan and South Sudan, which gained independence from the former about three months ago, on the 9th of July, 2011. Visible in Sudan in the upper right corner is a section of the White Nile River.

The terrain of Sudan is generally flat plains, broken by several mountain ranges. The amount of rainfall increases towards the south. In the north there is the very dry Nubian Desert; in the south there are swamps and rainforest.

Habitats in South Sudan include grasslands, high-altitude plateaus and escarpments, wooded and grassy savannas, floodplains, and wetlands.

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