Welcome to South Sudan

By AJ Ashton on Jul 09 2011

Today marks the official independence of the world's newest country, the Republic of South Sudan. In January a referendum was held in the region and nearly 99% of voters chose to split from Sudan to form the new country.

The seven main world maps on MapBox.com have been updated to reflect the change. Previously on our maps, South Sudan had been displayed as a breakaway region with dashed lines and italic text indicating its unofficial status. It is now displayed as a fully independent country.

The newest country in our World Light style.

World Borders Dark, composited over Natural Earth.

World Glass on a blue background.

Visit MapBox.com for more details on how to use these maps and to download the latest MBTiles files. If your website or application is pulling tiles from MapBox.com, you should already be seeing these updates automatically.

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