Atiak

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Atiak
Municipality
Atiak is located in Uganda
Atiak
Atiak
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 03°15′33″N 32°07′23″E / 3.25917°N 32.12306°E / 3.25917; 32.12306Coordinates: 03°15′33″N 32°07′23″E / 3.25917°N 32.12306°E / 3.25917; 32.12306
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Region of Uganda
Sub-region Acholi sub-region
District Amuru
County Kilak
Elevation 2,790 ft (850 m)

Atiak is a town in the Northern Region of Uganda on the Gulu-Nimule Road, the primary trade route between Uganda and South Sudan.

Location[edit]

Atiak is in Kilak County the Amuru District. It is approximately 71 kilometres (44 mi), by road, north of Gulu, the largest city in the Acholi sub-region.[1] Atiak is approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of the South Sudanese town of Nimule at the international border with Uganda.[2] This is approximately 407 kilometres (253 mi), north of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The coordinates of the town are 3°15'33.0"N, 32°07'23.0"E (Latitude:3.259167; Longitude:32.123056).[4]

History[edit]

Atiak was the site of the 20 April 1995 Atiak massacre in which the Lord's Resistance Army executed an estimated 300 civilian men and abducted juveniles.[5]

Population[edit]

The people of Atiak are predominantly Acholi.[citation needed]

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest lie within the town or or close to its borders:

  • offices of Atiak Town Council
  • Atiak central market
  • Gulu–Nimule Road, passing through the center of town in a general north/south direction.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GFC (23 July 2015). "Road Distance Between Atiak And Gulu With Map". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  2. ^ UNRA. "Atiak-Nimule Road (35Km): Funded By JICA And Government of Uganda". Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA). 
  3. ^ GFC (23 July 2015). "Road Distance Between Kampala And Gulu With Map". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Google (23 July 2015). "Location of Atiak at Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  5. ^ LIGI-UBC (4 April 2007). "The Justice And Reconciliation Project: Field Notes - Remembering The Atiak Massacre of April 20th 1995" (PDF). Liu Institute for Global Issues at University of British Columbia (LIGI-UBC). Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Vision Reporter (10 May 2012). "Museveni Launches Gulu-Juba Road Works, to Cost USh89 Billion". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 

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