Akobo, South Sudan

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Akobo
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Akobo is located in South Sudan
Akobo
Akobo
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 7°47′N 33°3′E / 7.783°N 33.050°E / 7.783; 33.050Coordinates: 7°47′N 33°3′E / 7.783°N 33.050°E / 7.783; 33.050
Country  South Sudan
State Eastern Bieh
County Akobo County
Elevation 1,600 ft (500 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 1,000
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Climate Aw

Akobo is a town in South Sudan.

Location[edit]

It is located in Akobo County, Eastern Bieh,[1] in the northeastern part of South Sudan, near the International border with Ethiopia. Its location lies approximately 450 kilometres (280 mi), by road, northeast of Juba, the capital and largest city in the country.[2]

History[edit]

Population[edit]

According to the Sudanese census, which was boycotted by the South Sudanese government, Akobo County's population was 136,210 in 2008.

Transportation[edit]

From Akobo, one road leads northwest to Padoi and Waat. Another road leads south to Kong Kong and Pibor. The town is also served by Akobo Airport.

Notable landmarks[edit]

Notable landmarks in the town of Akobo, include the following:

  • The offices of Akobo Town Council
  • The headquarters of Akobo County Administration
  • Two rivers - The Pibor River to the west of Akobo and the Akobo River to the east of town. River Akobo empties into River Pibor at the border town of Diboc.
  • Akobo has a clinic which was built in 1911 and a hospital which was built between 1976 and 1983. Akobo has three primary schools and one intermediate high school.
  • Akobo Heritage and Memorial University - An institution of higher learning
  • Akobo Airport - A civilian airport
  • Akobo has Akobo Youth Association office

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