Nation: Republic of South Sudan
|born on||9 July 2011 at 13:35 (= 1:35 PM )|
|Place||Juba, Sudan, 4n51, 31e37|
|Timezone||EET h2e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||16°57' 02°59 Asc. 13°30'|
Birth of a nation, the Republic of South Sudan declares its independence from Sudan.
According to the Republic of South Sudan's official website, the national anthem was played at 1:40 PM; and the President signed the Transitional Constitution at 1:47 PM local time. The country's first leader, President H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit (known as President Kiir), was sworn in at 1:53 PM by the President of the Supreme Court of the new nation.
The country's membership in the United Nations was approved on July 13, 2011.
Michelle Young and Barry McKenna submitted news reports. Times vary slightly. The nation became independent at midnight according to the BBC ("The world's newest nation was born at midnight local South Sudanese time [on July 9th] (2100 GMT Friday [July 8]). McKenna notes that the NY Times article said "At 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, the southerners officially proclaimed their freedom." Michelle Young notes that a Uganda news report gave a time of 13:35; she added a link to the Republic of South Sudan's official website which gives the time of 1:25 PM as "Sovereign Republic of South Sudan declared." and 1:35 as the time at which "The flag of the Republic of South Sudan raised; the flag of the Republic of Sudan lowered. The crowd is ecstatic. The flag of the Republic of Sudan is handed over to the representatives of the Republic of Sudan."
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