Lado, South Sudan

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Lado
Lado is located in South Sudan
Lado
Lado
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
StateJubek State
 • Summer (DST)+3GMT

Lado is a small settlement in Jubek State in South Sudan, on the west bank of the White Nile. It is situated north of the modern-day city of Juba.

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]

Map of the Lado Enclave showing the location of Lado on the west bank of the White Nile
Map showing Lado half way between Gondokoro and Mongalla

References[edit]

  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

Sources[edit]

  • 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.