Lado, South Sudan

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Lado is located in South Sudan
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 5°2′2″N 31°41′7″E / 5.03389°N 31.68528°E / 5.03389; 31.68528Coordinates: 5°2′2″N 31°41′7″E / 5.03389°N 31.68528°E / 5.03389; 31.68528
Country  South Sudan
State Jubek State

Lado is a settlement in Jubek State in South Sudan, on the west bank of the White Nile.

When General Gordon was appointed governor of the Egyptian territory of Equatoria in 1874, he moved his capital from Gondokoro to Lado, which had a healthier climate.[1] In 1878 Emin Pasha was appointed Bey of Equatoria, then nominally under Egyptian control, with his base at Lado.[2] At one point the settlement was capital of the Lado Enclave.[3] Travelling through Africa, Russian explorer Wilhelm Junker stayed in Lado in 1884, and wrote complimentarily of its brick buildings and neat streets.[4]


  1. ^ Alan Moorehead (1960). The White Nile. p. 176. ISBN 0-06-095639-9. 
  2. ^  Reynolds, Francis J., ed. (1921). "Schnitzer, Edward". Collier's New Encyclopedia. New York: P.F. Collier & Son Company. 
  3. ^ Ascherson, N. The King Incorporated: Leopold II in the Age of Trusts, Granta Books, 2001. ISBN 1-86207-290-6.
  4. ^ Middleton, p. 300


  • Middleton, J. (1971) "Colonial rule among the Lugbara" in Colonialism in Africa, 1870-1960, vol. 3., (ed. Turner, V.), Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 0521-07844-X.