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Atiak is located in Uganda
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.


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.


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]


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


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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