Sudan

Enjoy our flag colouring page, printables and location worksheets about Sudan, and learn about Sudan with our collection of interesting facts for children.

Sudan desert landscape

Interesting Facts About Sudan

  • The Republic of Sudan is named after an Arabic phrase meaning ‘land of the blacks’ which referred to the territory south of the Sahara.
  • Sudan covers 1,900,000 km sq from the northeast, where it borders onto Egypt with the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east and south to South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Chad and Libya in the west and northwest respectively.
  • The White and Blue Nile merge near the capital Khartoum and become the mighty Nile River which flows north to Egypt and the Mediterranean.
  • The Nile which is the world’s longest river at around 6700 km.
  • The ancient city of Meroe, capital of the Nubian Kingdom of Kush, is a Unesco listed site due to the 200 pyramids built for the Royal necropolis.
  • Sudan was known as Anglo-Egyptian Sudan from 1899 until 1956.
  • Following independence in 1956, Sudan, a Sunni Muslim dominated state, has been plagued by recurrent civil war and famine. In 2011, the Christian majority southern region, broke away to form South Sudan in 2011.
  • Sudan had been the largest African country until the split with South Sudan.
  • Over 70% of the 40 million population are of Arab descent, whilst many also claim African Nubian heritage. Over 110 languages are spoken!
  • The Dinder National Park, one of Africa’s largest at over 6475 km sq, is home to cheetahs, leopards and lions, which can be seen in their natural habitat.
  • Sanganeb Marine Park is a coral atoll and Unesco World Heritage site on the Red Sea, famous for offering divers one of the world’s most unspoilt reefs and the dugongs living in Dungonab Bay.

The Sudan Flag

Sudan flag

The Sudan flag consists of horizontal red, white and black stripes with a green triangle. The flag is based on the Arab Liberation Flag shared by Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. It was adoped on the 20th of May 1970.

Our Sudan Resources

Sudan Flag Colouring Page

Sudan Flag Colouring Page

The Sudan flag is made up of a red - white - black tricolour, with a dark green triangle on the post side. Here's a colouring page for the kids.

Sudan Flag Printable

Sudan Flag Printable

There are four different sizes of Sudan flag in this pdf, useful for all sorts of projects.

Sudan On Map Of Africa

Sudan On Map Of Africa

This simplified outline map shows children the position and scale of Sudan relative to its surroundings.

Sudan Worksheet

Sudan Worksheet

This is a very simple fact-finding worksheet on Sudan, with plenty of space for children to gather together any interesting information they have discovered.

 

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