Nasir, South Sudan

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Nasir is located in South Sudan
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 8°36′N 33°4′E / 8.600°N 33.067°E / 8.600; 33.067Coordinates: 8°36′N 33°4′E / 8.600°N 33.067°E / 8.600; 33.067
Country  South Sudan
State Upper Nile
County Luakpiny/Nasir County
Time zone East Africa Time (UTC+3)

Nasir is a small town in Upper Nile state, in the Greater Upper Nile region of northeastern South Sudan.[1]

The town is on the north side of the Sobat River, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Ethiopian border. It is the administrative center of Luakpiny/Nasir County.

Early days[edit]

Charles W. Gwynn passed through this town while he was reconnoitering the Ethiopian-Sudan border in March 1900. There he found "a young Egyptian officer in charge of a small Government post, but he apparently had had no communications with anyone since the river Sobat had fallen, and was anxiously awaiting its rise in hopes of a steamer to replenish his stores."[2]

Man and children outside building in Nasir.

Civil war[edit]

SPLA-Nasir, a splinter faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Army active from 1991 to 1994, derived their name from the town because it was their base.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Maplandia world gazetteer
  2. ^ Gwynn, "The Frontiers of Abyssinia: A Retrospect", Journal of the Royal African Society, 36 (1937), p. 157

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