On 9th July 2011 South Sudan became the world’s newest country when it seceded from Sudan follow- ing an historic referendum on self-determination that took place in January 2011.
Unity is a state in the North of South Sudan and is bordered by Upper Nile and Jonglei to the east, Lakes State to the south, and Warrap to the west. To the north lies Sudan.
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 information 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 sta- tistics available for government, policy makers, the international community and all those who are inter- ested in South Sudan