|South Darfur State
ولاية جنوب دارفور
Location in Sudan
|• Governor||Hammad Ismail Hammad Abdul-Karim|
|• Total||127,300 km2 (49,200 sq mi)|
|Population (2006 (est.))|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
South Darfur State (Arabic: ولاية جنوب دارفور Wilāyat Ǧanūb Dārfūr; Janob Darfor) is one of the wilayat or states of Sudan. It is one of the five states that compose the region of Darfur in western Sudan.
Prior to the creation of two new states in the Darfur region in January 2012, South Darfur had an area of 127,300 square kilometres (49,200 sq mi) and an estimated population of approximately 2,890,000 (2006). Nyala is the capital of the state. The State was affected by the 2010 Sahel famine. In the southwest corner of this state the LRA warlord, Joseph Kony is hiding, according to the Invisible Children.
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