Aweil West County

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Aweil West County is a county in South Sudan.

Location[edit]

Western Aweil county is bordered by Aweil North County to the north, Aweil East County to the east, Aweil South County to the southeast, Aweil Central County to the south and Raga County in Western BAhr el Ghazal State to the west.[1]

The county is located in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, in northwestern South Sudan, close to the border with the Republic of Sudan. One of the towns in the county, Malow, is located approximately 105 kilometres (65 mi), by road, northwest of Aweil, the nearest large city.[2]

This location lies 900 kilometres (560 mi), by road, northwest of Juba, the capital of South Sudan and the largest city in that country.[3] The geographic coordinates of the county are: 9° 30' 0.00"N, 28° 0' 0.00"E (Latitude: 9.0000; Longitude: 27.0000).

Overview[edit]

Aweil County West is one of the five counties that constitute Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. The following counties comprise Northern Bahr el Ghazal State:

  1. Aweil North County
  2. Aweil East County
  3. Aweil West County
  4. Aweil Central County
  5. Aweil South County

Payams of Aweil West County[edit]

The county is made up of the following payams (sub-counties):
Chelkou (Gomjuer West)
Maduany (Meiriam East)
Marialbaai (Ayat East)
Mayom Akoon (Gomjuer Ctr.)
Mayom Akuangrel (Ayat Ctr.)
Nyinbuoli (Ayat West)
Udhum (Meiriam West)
Wedweil (Gomjuer East)
(source: http://www.iom.int/jahia/webdav/shared/shared/mainsite/activities/countries/docs/village_assessment_northernbahr.pdf)

Population[edit]

According to the 2008 South Sudanese census, the population of Aweil West County was about 166,220.[4] Although these figures were dispiuted by the authorities in Juba, South Sudan, they are the only recently available population figures and form a baseline on which future estimations can be based.

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Coordinates: 09°00′N 27°00′E / 9.000°N 27.000°E / 9.000; 27.000