South Sudan

South Sudan is located in Africa, near the equator. South Sudan borders Sudan to the north, Central African Republic to the west, Ethiopia to the east, and DR Congo, Uganda, and Kenya to the south.


Population: 11.5 million (2014 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Dinka - 35.8%, Nuer - 15.6%, Shilluk, Azande, Bari, Kakwa, Kuku, Murle, Mandari, Didinga, Ndogo, Bviri, Lndi, Anuak, Bongo, Lango, Dungotona, Acholi
Languages: English (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk
Religions: Christians - between 50 to 70 percent; indigenous African beliefs; Sunni Muslims


Sudanese Population:
In Canada: 12,640
In the GTA: 3,025
In the City of Toronto: 1,240

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Mississauga, City of Toronto

Until 2011, South Sudan was part of Sudan. Unlike the predominantly Muslim population of Sudan, most of the South Sudanese population consists of Christians and people who adhere to traditional religions.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA


Sudanese Community Association Of Ontario-Toronto
1454 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON
M4J 1N4

Churches in the GTA

Sudanese Community Church of Toronto
360 Windermere Avenue at St. Olvave's Anglican Church
Toronto, ON
M6S 3L4

Phone: 416-653-1174


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