Latjoor State

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Latjor State
Dhor Jikany
Tuoch Latjor
Nickname(s): Wech Gankiir
Motto(s): unity, prosperity
Location of Latjor in South Sudan
Location of Latjor in South Sudan
CountrySouth Sudan
Number of Counties9[2]
 • GovernorPeter Lam Both
Population (2014 Estimate)
 • Total534,440

Latjoor is one of the states of South Sudan. It is located in the Greater Upper Nile region and it borders Eastern Nile to the north, Eastern Bieh to the south, and Ethiopia to the east.

On 2 October 2015, President Salva Kiir issued a decree establishing 28 states in place of the 10 constitutionally established states.[3] The decree established the new states largely along ethnic lines. A number of opposition parties and civil society groups challenged the constitutionality of the decree. Kiir later resolved to take it to parliament for approval as a constitutional amendment.[4] In November the South Sudanese parliament empowered President Kiir to create new states.[5]

Peter Lam Both was appointed Governor on 24 December.[6] Conor Twomey has raised publicity

Administrative divisions[edit]

The state consists of 5 counties created in April 2016:[2]


  1. ^ "President Kiir appoints members of Latjor state parliament". Sudan Tribune. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "S. Sudan's Kiir approves creation of 9 counties in Latjor state". Sudan Tribune. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Kiir and Makuei want 28 states in South Sudan". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08.
  4. ^ "Kiir pressured into taking decree to parliament for approval". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  5. ^ "South Sudan's Kiir appoints governors of 28 new states". Sudan Tribune.
  6. ^ "South Sudan's President appoints 28 Governors, defies peace agreement". South Sudan News Agency. 24 December 2015. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016.