Sudan is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by seven countries: Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Chad, and Libya. Sudan also borders the Red Sea to the northeast. Its capital, Khartoum, lies at the confluence of the White and Blue Niles, and its main port on the Red Sea. Although mostly desert, Sudan has fertile land, mountains, and livestock. It has a population of more than 41 million people (2018 estimates) and occupies a total area of 1,886,068 square kilometers, making it the third-largest country in Africa. Sudan’s predominant religion is Islam and its official languages are Arabic and English.
The natural resources of Sudan include petroleum and deposits of gold, iron ore, silver, copper, tungsten, mica, chromium ore, and zinc. Other minerals extracted are gypsum, salt and cement. Phosphate is found in mount kuount and mount lauron in eastern Nuba.
Production from the mining sector accounts for about 4% of gross domestic product (GDP) Mineral extraction reported by the government of Sudan include gold, chromium, gypsum, salt and cement.
Productions of gypsum, feldspar, salt, gold and cement have increased since 2012. Approximately 250,000 artisanal miners work in gold production. Sudan is the second gold producing country in Africa.
Companies operating in Sudan include: Ariab Mining company, Dal Mining Co., Managem Mining Company, Orca gold, QMSD, Kush, Omdurman Mining Company.
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