Atiak

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Atiak
Municipality
Atiak is located in Uganda
Atiak
Atiak
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 03°15′54″N 32°07′30″E / 3.26500°N 32.12500°E / 3.26500; 32.12500Coordinates: 03°15′54″N 32°07′30″E / 3.26500°N 32.12500°E / 3.26500; 32.12500
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Acholi sub-region
District Amuru
County Kilak
Elevation 2,790 ft (850 m)

Atiak is a town in Northern Uganda. It is the last Ugandan town on the Gulu-Nimule Road, the primary trade route between Uganda and South Sudan.

Location[edit]

Atiak is situated in Kilak County, Amuru District. It is located approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi), by road, north of Gulu, the largest city in the Acholi sub-region.[1] The town is roughly 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of the Southern Sudanese border.

History[edit]

Atiak was the site of the April 20, 1995 Atiak massacre in which the Lord's Resistance Army executed an estimated 300 civilian men and abducted juveniles.[2]

Population[edit]

The exact population of Atiak is not known at this time. The people of Atiak are predominantly Acholi.

Landmarks[edit]

The landmarks within the town limits or close to the edges of the town include:

  • The offices of Atiak Town Council
  • Atiak Central Market
  • The - The road passes through the center of town in a general north to south direction

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