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Facts at a Glance

South Sudan Canada
Official name Republic of South Sudan Canada
Capital Juba Ottawa
Area (in thousands of km2) 644 9,985
Population (in millions) 11.3 (2013) 35.1 (2013)
Population density (per km2) 17 (2013) 3 (2013)
Urban population (% in 2011) 18 81
Human development index (HDI) (ranking) N/A (2012) 11 out of 187 countries (2012)
Gross national income (GNI) (per capita) US$980 (2010) US$45,560 (2011)
GNI at purchasing power parity (PPP)
(per capita)
N/A (2010) US$39,830 (2011)
Population below poverty line at US$1.25 a day (% in 2007-2010) N/A
Structure of gross domestic product (GDP) (% in 2010)
Agriculture N/A 2
Industry N/A 32
Services N/A 66
Gender inequality index (GII) (ranking) N/A (2012) 18 out of 148 countries (2012)
Life expectancy at birth (years) N/A (1970)
59 (2011)
73 (1970)
81 (2012)
Mortality rate under 5 years old
(per 1,000 live births)
217 (1990)
121 (2011)
8 (1990)
6 (2011)
Adult literacy rate (% in 2005-2010)
Total 27 99
Men 40 99
Women 16 99
Net primary school enrolment rate
(% in 2007-2011)
Total 44 99
Boys 51 99
Girls 37 100
Population using improved drinking water sources (% in 2010)
Total 69 100
Urban 73 100
Rural 67 99
Ecological footprint
(in global hectares per person in 2008)
N/A 6.43