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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

South Sudan votes on independence

As South Sudan is voting on independence here is a couple of impressive maps from BBC. First, Sudan's great climatic divide.

The great divide across Sudan is visible even from space, as this Nasa satellite image shows. The northern states are a blanket of desert, broken only by the fertile Nile corridor. Southern Sudan is covered by green swathes of grassland, swamps and tropical forest.

Source: BBC

Next, the ethnic map. The outstanding feature of this map is the landlocked and dry as a bone Arab heartland (Yellow)

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