Sudan is located in the northeast part of Africa. Its northeastern coastline is along the Red Sea, and it shares borders with 7 different countries. Much of the country is located inside the Sahara Desert.


Population: 41 million (2006 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Sudanese Arab (approximately 70%), Fur, Beja, Nuba, Fallata
Languages: Arabic (official), English (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Fur
Religions: Sunni Muslim (70%), indigenous beliefs (25%), Christian (5%)


Sudanese Population:
In Canada: 12,640
In the GTA: 3,025
In the City of Toronto: 1240

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Mississauga, Vaughan, City of Toronto (Ward 15 Eglinton-Lawrence)

Sudanese history has been characterized by conflict between the north and south. This ended in 2005 with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Sudan split into two countries in July 2011 after the people of the south voted for independence. The government of Sudan gave its blessing for an independent South Sudan, where the mainly Christian and Animist people had for decades been struggling against rule by the Arab Muslim north. Most people living in Sudan today are Sunni Muslim, and Christians are persecuted. Conversion from Islam to Christianity is punishable by death.

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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