On 9th July 2011 South Su- dan became the world’s newest coun- try when it seceded from Sudan follow- ing an historic referendum on self- determination that took place in January 2011.
N.B.G. is a state in the North-west of South Sudan and is bordered by Warrap state to the east, W.B.G, to the south and the west, and Sudan to the north.
In the key transitional period following independence, it is vital to ensure that the latest data is widely disseminated and put to the best possible use. This document is intended as a quick reference to available statistical in- formation on South Sudan. Additional information on all the included indicators as well as others are available on www.ssnbs.org or on request from the NBS.
We hope that it will serve its purpose of being an introduction to the most up-to-date statistics available for government, policy makers, the international community and all those who are interested in South Sudan.