Fact check: Yes, South Sudan has more cows than it has people

Fact check: Yes, South Sudan has more cows than it has people

- In South Sudan, there are more cattle, goats and sheep than human population of 11 million people

- The country has 12 million cattle, 20 million sheep and 25 million goats

- South Sudan is the world leader in terms of animal wealth per capita

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There are more cattle, goats and sheep than humans in South Sudan which has 11 million people, while the livestock population is estimated at 57 million.

According to the national ministry of livestock and fisheries industry, South Sudan has 12 million cattle, 20 million sheep and 25 million goats.

South Sudan is the world leader in terms of animal wealth per capita, The African History reports.

It was gathered that in 2018, South Sudan had an estimated population of 10.98 million people.

South Sudan has more cows than humans (57 million cattle, goats, sheep & 11 million people)

South Sudanese cattle keeper looking after his cows. Photo credit: The African History
Source: UGC

Most South Sudanese live mainly on traditional agriculture and pastoralism. The people of this African country depend on cattle husbandry as a cultural pride and not for financial purposes or meat.

They use cattle husbandry for cultural demonstrations, customs, marriage dowries and milk feedings for all ages.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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