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Atiak is located in Uganda
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.


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]


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]

Points of interest[edit]

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

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  1. ^ GFC (23 July 2015). "Road Distance Between Atiak And Gulu With Map". (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". (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). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. 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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