Renk, South Sudan
|Jieng Abielang (Dinka Abielang)|
|State||Upper Nile State|
|Population (2004 Estimate)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Renk is located in Renk County, Upper Nile State, in the northeastern part of South Sudan, close to the International border with the Republic of Sudan. Its location lies approximately 970 kilometres (600 mi), by road, north of Juba, the capital and largest city in that country. The geographical coordinates of Renk are: Latitude: 11.8300; Longitude: 32.8000.
Renk is a small, but growing town, that lies on the eastern banks of the White Nile River. With the attainment of independence by South Sudan, on 9 July 2011, the town is poised to grow in size an economic significance, in the years to come.
In 2004, the population of the town was estimated at about 26,850.But the last eclation showings that the total population was 270,000 when the last census before eclation 2010 the total population was 158,750 ,on Renk County, for the town was estimated by 65,000 , the rest in other Payams and village's around the Renk After independent the town housted South Sudanese coming from Sudan, NOW Renk county population estimated by 415,000 ,, this big growing coming from Returners from Sudan and, thos was exodus from neber county's because of insecorty , also some refgues from Sudan, so the Renk Town estimated now by 98,000
There is one main road that goes through town. Towards the south it leads, after passing through several smaller towns, to the city of Malakal, in Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Towards the north, the road leads to the twin cities of Rabak and Kosti in White Nile State, in the Republic of Sudan. Renk is also served by Renk Airport.
The economy of Renk and surrounding Renk County is primarily dependent on subsistence agriculture and nomadic animal husbandry. However, seismic studies have identified significant petroleum deposits in Renk County and other areas of Upper Nile State. The maximum exploitation of these deposits is yet to be achieved. but the Renk country it is Mass Agricultural producing , it is about 35% Gum (Arabic) internationally, and more the 80% of sourgum and (simsim) in all South Sudan
Points of interest
The following points of interest are found in or near Renk:
- The offices of Renk Town Council
- The headquarters of Renk County Administration
- The Malakal–Rabak Road – The Road passes through town in a north to south direction
- The White Nile – The town of Renk lies on the eastern bank of the river
- Renk Airport – Civilian airport serving the town ad neighboring communities
- A branch of Ivory Bank
- A branch of Nile Commercial Bank