Regional bodies and areas of conflict 
In addition to the states, there also exist regional administrative bodies established by peace agreements between the central government and rebel groups.
Regional administrative bodies 
- The Darfur Regional Authority was established by the Darfur Peace Agreement to act as a co-ordinating body for the states that make up the region of Darfur.
- The Eastern Sudan States Coordinating Council was established by the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement between the Sudanese Government and the rebel Eastern Front to act as a coordinating body for the three eastern states.
- The Abyei Area, located on the border between South Sudan and the Republic of the Sudan, currently has a special administrative status and is governed by an Abyei Area Administration. It was due to hold a referendum in 2011 on whether to join an independent South Sudan or remain part of the Republic of the Sudan.
Disputed areas and zones of conflict 
- The states of South Kurdufan and Blue Nile are to hold “popular consultations” to determine their constitutional future within the Sudan.
- The Hala’ib triangle is disputed region between Sudan and Egypt. It is currently under Egyptian administration.
- The Abyei Area is disputed region between Sudan and South Sudan. It is currently under Sudan rule.
- Bir Tawil is a terra nullius occurring on the border between Egypt and Sudan, claimed by neither state.
- Kafia Kingi and Radom National Park was a part of Bahr el Ghazal in 1956. Sudan has recognized South Sudan independence according to the borders for January, 1st, 1956.
- In mid-April 2012, the South Sudanese army captured the Heglig oil field from Sudan.