10 Facts About Juba


Juba became the capital of South Sudan in 2011 after its independence, but influential parties wanted Ramciel to be the capital.

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Under the Khedivate of Egypt, Juba served as the southernmost garrison of the Egyptian army, quartering only a handful of soldiers.

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Until 1956, Juba was in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, which was jointly administered by the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Egypt.

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In 2005, Juba became the interim seat and the capital of the Autonomous Government of Southern Sudan after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

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Juba became the world's newest national capital on 9 July 2011, when South Sudan formally declared its independence from the Republic of the Sudan.

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Juba is developing very rapidly due to oil money and the Chinese coming for work and development.

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In 2011, the population of the city of Juba is estimated at 372,410, but may potentially be more.

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Juba has been described as undergoing an economic boom, especially in the past five years and since independence.

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Research from the Overseas Development Institute found that markets in Juba are transient, as many traders only come to make a quick profit and so do not invest in storage facilities or shops.

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Juba has a tropical wet and dry climate, and as it lies near the equator, temperatures are hot year-round.

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