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Nimule is located in South Sudan
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 03°36′00″N 32°03′36″E / 3.60000°N 32.06000°E / 3.60000; 32.06000Coordinates: 03°36′00″N 32°03′36″E / 3.60000°N 32.06000°E / 3.60000; 32.06000
Country  South Sudan
State Eastern Equatoria
Elevation 2,460 ft (750 m)
Population (2006 Estimate)
 • Total 45,000

Nimule is a town in South Sudan, immediately north of the International border with Uganda.


Nimule is located in Magwi County, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan, adjacent to the border with the Republic of Uganda. This location lies approximately 190 kilometres (120 mi), by road, southeast of Juba, the capital of South Sudan and the largest city in that country.[1] This location lies approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi), by road, north of Gulu, Uganda, the nearest large city.[2]


The population of Nimule was estimated at about 45,000 in 2006. The current population is not publicly known.[3]


The state parliament decided to upgrade Nimule to Town status administered by a town clerk on August 19, 2013, although some in the county have protested, calling for a wider consultation. [4] The protest seek to address consent from the local community, feasibility studies, clean water supply, electricity, waste management and expansion of Nimule Hospital before upgrading to Town status because of expected increase in population.[citation needed]


In 2007, there were new proposals for a rail link between Uganda and South Sudan passing through Nimule. The nearest towns in Uganda are Bibia and Atiak. Nimule is also served by Nimule Airport.


On 7 October 2006, a heavy truck with Ugandan registration UAD 720U from Uganda, carrying cement caused several spans on one of the two carriageways of the bridge to collapse into the river.[5] On Friday 17 June 2011, two Ugandan buses, one traveling to Juba, South Sudan to Nimule and the other traveling in the opposite direction, collided head-on, in Pajili Village, about 40 kilometres (25 mi), north of Nimule, killing at least 28 people and injuring at least 65 others.[6] A joint investigation by the South Sudanese and Ugandan authorities, cited (a) overloading (b) speeding and (c) driver fatigue as factors in the collision.[7]

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The following points of interest are located in or near Nimule:

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