Capital Khartoum

Population 39,598,700

Area 1,886,068 km2

Key facts

Sudan is a country located in Northern Africa. There are 7 countries (Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya, South Sudan) that Sudan shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Arabic and English. Traveling across Sudan if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Sudan was ranked 98th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Sudan is Sudanese pound (SDG). The pound is subdivided into 100 piastres (.‏س.ج).





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Sudan.6.42 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Sudan, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Sudan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Sudan?

There are no Mariott hotels in Sudan.

There are no Hilton hotels in Sudan.

There are no IHG hotels in Sudan.

There are no Best Western hotels in Sudan.

There are no Radisson hotels in Sudan.

There are no Accor hotels in Sudan.

What fast food chains are present in Sudan?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Sudan.

The KFC chain operates in Sudan.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Sudan.

The Subway chain does not operate in Sudan.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Sudan.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Sudan.


What is the weather like in Khartoum?

Today the sun in Khartoum, rises at 5:29 AM and sets at 6:23 PM. The climate of Khartoum may be categorized as a subtropical desert (BWh), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJul 22OvercastLow: 30°C (86°F)High: 38.9°C (102.02°F)
TuesdayJul 23Rain showersLow: 30.2°C (86.36°F)High: 37.4°C (99.32°F)
WednesdayJul 24ThunderstormLow: 28.8°C (83.84°F)High: 36.9°C (98.42°F)
ThursdayJul 25Rain showersLow: 28°C (82.4°F)High: 36.8°C (98.24°F)
FridayJul 26OvercastLow: 27.9°C (82.22°F)High: 34.8°C (94.64°F)
SaturdayJul 27Rain showersLow: 27.1°C (80.78°F)High: 33.5°C (92.3°F)

Weather data for Khartoum (capital city) by


Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Sudan.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Sudan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Sudan traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  227.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2008.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 26.80 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Sudan

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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