Map of the Day: Google Recognizes South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan declared independence on July 9. A few days later, it was admitted to the United Nations as a full-fledged member state. Yet, for some reason Google maps had not redrawn their borders…until today.

From the official Google Maps blog:

Following the Republic of South Sudan’s recognition as the UN’s 193rd Member State, we have updated Google Maps and Google Earth to reflect the new country borders.

It would appear my ongoing coverage of Google Maps bizarre exclusion of the Republic of South Sudan must end.

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