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|• Type||Mayor-council government|
|• Capital||52 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|• Metro||336 km2 (130 sq mi)|
|Elevation||550 m (1,800 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Juba became the world's newest national capital on 9 July 2011, when South Sudan formally declared its independence from the Republic of the Sudan. However, the South Sudanese government and others expressed dissatisfaction with the city's suitability as a national capital, and the government studied a proposal that would see a new planned city built as a replacement capital elsewhere.
On 5 September 2011, the government announced the capital would move some 250 km away from Juba to Ramciel. As of 2016, the move has yet to occur.
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