Torit

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Torit
Hatiha
Municipality
Nickname(s): Wok leheyek
Torit is located in South Sudan
Torit
Torit
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 04°24′29″N 32°34′30″E / 4.40806°N 32.57500°E / 4.40806; 32.57500
Country  South Sudan
State Eastern Equatoria
County Torit County
Municipality 19 August 2013
Government
Elevation 615 m (2,018 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 17,956
A 2011 Torit postmark showing the new style of South Sudanese postmarks.

Torit is a town in South Sudan.

Location[edit]

The town is located in Torit County, Eastern Equatoria State, in the southeastern part of South Sudan, close to the International border with the Republic of Uganda. Its location lies approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi), by road, east of Juba, the capital and largest city in that country.[1] The coordinates of Torit are:4° 24' 28.80"N, 32° 34' 30.00"E (Latitude:4.4080; Longitude:32.5750).


Overview[edit]

Pajok is the Payam seat of Magwi County. It is also the capital of Eastern Equatoria State, one of the ten (10) states which constitute South Sudan. The town boasts of an airport, two hospitals, several primarry schools and two secondary schools. The main road from Juba, South Sudan to [Pogee], Uganda, passes through Magwi also the alternative road to Kenya via Torit passes through Lokiciogyo town.

History[edit]

Torit was upgraded to Municipality status administered by a mayor on August 19, 2013.[2]

Main article: Torit County

Population[edit]

The population of Torit was estimated at about 20,050, in 2004,[3] and, according to census results, 33,657 in 2008.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are found in Torit:

  • Fr Saturlino Ohure Mausoleum
  • The offices of Torit Town Council
  • The headquarters of Torit County
  • The headquarters of Eastern Equatoria State
  • Dr John Garang Memmorial Secondary School, Torit
  • Torit Secondary School
  • Torit East Secondary School
  • Torit Hospital
  • Torit State Hospital
  • The Juba-Lokichogio Road - The road, which is the primary land route to and from Kenya, passes through Torit
  • Torit Airport - A small civilian airport
  • Lomoliha Market - The central market for the town.

Photos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated Road Distance Between Juba And Torit With Maap
  2. ^ Ijoo, Bosco (20 August 2013). "Eastern Equatoria to upgrade three towns to municpalities". Sudan Tribune. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Estimated Population In 2004
  4. ^ Statistical Yearbook for Southern Sudan. Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation, 2010, p. 31 (PDF; 11,6 MB)

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Coordinates: 04°24′29″N 32°34′30″E / 4.40806°N 32.57500°E / 4.40806; 32.57500