Sudan from Independance
January 1st 1956: Sudan gains independence from Egypt and Britain (known as the Anglo - Egyptian Condominium).
July 6th 2011: The declaration of the second Sudanese Republic
Sudan consists of 17 states ruled by elected governors.
Each state has an elected parliament through a free direct system and proportional representation.
Each state consists of a number of localities headed by an appointed commissioner and has an elected parliament.
Names of States by Population Size: Khartoum (Khartoum), Gezira (Wad Madani), North Kordofan (El-Obeid), South Darfur (Nyala), South Kordofan (Kadugli), North Darfur (El-Fashir), Kassala (Kassala), East Darfur (Al-Diayn), White Nile (Rabak), Red Sea (Port Sudan), Al-Gadarif (Al-Gadarif), Sinnar (Sinja), River Nile (Al-Damir), Blue Nile (Al-Damazeen), West Darfur (Al-Jinayna), Northern State (Dongola) and Central Darfur (Zalinji)
Number of Localities: 176
Official Holidays :
Independence Day: January 1st
Christmas (Eastern denominations): January 7th
The Prophet Muhammad's birth: Rabi Al-Awwal 12th
Easter (Eastern and Western denominations): April 24th
Commemoration of the National Salvation Revolution: June 30th
Eid Al-Fitr: Shawwaal 1st
Eid Al-Adha: Dhul Hijja 10th
The Islamic New Year: Muharram 1st
Christmas: December 25th (Western denominations)