Sudan listen , also UK Arabic as Sdn , officially the Republic of the Sudan Arabic Jumhriyyat as Sdn , is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libyato the northwest. It has a population of million people estimate and occupies a total area of ,, square kilometres , square miles , making it the third largest country in Africa. Sudan’s predominant religion is Islam, and its officia. Sudan Sudan, country located in northeastern Africa. The name Sudan derives from the Arabic expression bild al sdn “land of the blacks” , by which me.val Arab geographers referred to the settled African countries that began at the southern edge of the Sahara. For more than a century, Sudan. Sudan’s Protesters Call Off Strike and Agree to Resume Talks With Military . Eight days after the military killed dozens of protesters in a brutal crackdown, protest leaders said they were ready .Explore Sudan holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Wake at the break of day under the golden pyramids of godlike kings of old, traverse a searing desert to the place where two Niles become one, and watch a million blood red fish swarm through gardens of coral. Whichever way you look at it, there’s just no denying that among Sudan’s sweeping hills of sand lie treasures the .