Nimule

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Nimule
Town
Nimule is located in South Sudan
Nimule
Nimule
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 03°35′46″N 32°03′49″E / 3.59611°N 32.06361°E / 3.59611; 32.06361Coordinates: 03°35′46″N 32°03′49″E / 3.59611°N 32.06361°E / 3.59611; 32.06361
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, the youngest country in the world, created on 9 July 2011.[1]

Location[edit]

Nimule is located in Magwi County, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan, immediately north of the International border with the Republic of Uganda. This location lies approximately 197 kilometres (122 mi), by road, southeast of Juba, the capital of South Sudan and the largest city in that country.[2] This location lies approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi), by road, north of Gulu, Uganda, the nearest large city.[3] The coordinates of Nimule are:3°35'46.0"N, 32°03'49.0"E (Latitude:3.596111; Longitude:32.063611).[4]

Population[edit]

The population of Nimule was estimated at about 45,000 in 2006. The current population is not publicly known, as of December 2014.[5]

Overview[edit]

On 19 August 2013, the South Sudanese parliament decided to upgrade Nimule to Town Council status, administered by a Town Clerk. Some in the county have protested, calling for wider consultations.[6]

Transport[edit]

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.

Accidents[edit]

  1. 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.[7]
  2. On Friday, 17 June 2011, two Ugandan buses, one traveling to Juba, South Sudan from 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.[8] A joint investigation by the South Sudanese and Ugandan authorities, cited (a) overloading (b) speeding and (c) driver fatigue as factors in the collision.
  3. On Monday, 29 September 2014, a passenger bus traveling from Juba, crashed head-on with a truck-trailer carrying merchandise from Uganda to Juba. The accident which occurred at about 7.00 AM, killed at about 60 people and injured 13 others. Eyewitnesses stated that the truck was traveling on the wrong side of the road.[9]

Points of interest[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gettleman, Jeffrey (9 July 2011). "After Years of Struggle, South Sudan Becomes A New Nation". New York Times. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Juba And Nimule With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Interactive Map Showing Nimule And Gulu". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Nimule At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  5. ^ IRIN, . (11 June 2007). "Boomtown Nimule Under Strain". IRIN News. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Ijoo Bosco, . (20 August 2013). "Eastern Equatoria To Upgrade Three Towns To Municipalities". Sudan Tribune. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Mukasa, Henry (7 November 2006). "Juba-Nimule Bridge Caves In". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Sudan Tribune Reporter, . (17 June 2011). "28 Killed As Two Buses Collide On Juba-Nimule Road". Sudan Tribune. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Wudu, Waakhe Simon (29 September 2014). "Nearly 60 Killed In South Sudan Road Crash". Voice of America News. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Bakhita Radio, . (7 April 2014). "Mountain Development Bank Opens Branch In Nimule". Catholic Radio Network. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Njoroge, John (16 February 2011). "Work On Gulu-Juba Road Begins". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

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