Oraba

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Oraba
Oraba is located in Uganda
Oraba
Oraba
Location on the South Sudan–Uganda border
Placement on map is approximate
Coordinates: 03°32′06″N 30°53′24″E / 3.53500°N 30.89000°E / 3.53500; 30.89000Coordinates: 03°32′06″N 30°53′24″E / 3.53500°N 30.89000°E / 3.53500; 30.89000
Country Uganda
RegionNorthern Region
Sub-regionWest Nile sub-region
DistrictKoboko District
Elevation
1,200 m (3,900 ft)

Oraba is a town in the Koboko District of the Northern Region of Uganda.

Location[edit]

The town is in the northwestern corner of Uganda, close to the international borders with South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is a few kilometres northeast of the South Sudan–Uganda–DRC tripoint. Oraba is in the West Nile sub-region, directly across the border from the city of Kaya, South Sudan.

The town is approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi), by road, northwest of Koboko, the site of the district headquarters.[1] This is approximately 73 kilometres (45 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest city in the sub-region.[2] The coordinates of Oraba are 3° 32' 6.00"N, 30° 53' 24.00"E (Latitude:3.5350; Longitude:30.8900).[3]

Overview[edit]

The Vurra–Arua–Koboko–Oraba Road, whose upgrade to grade II bitumen surface began in 2012[4] facilitates the movement of people and goods through this busy trade corridor, serving Uganda, the DRC, and South Sudan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GFC (28 March 2016). "Distance between Koboko, Northern Region, Uganda and Oraba, Northern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ GFC (28 March 2016). "Distance between Arua, Northern Region, Uganda and Oraba, Northern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ Google (1 July 2015). "Location of Oraba At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  4. ^ USHMU (11 May 2012). "Use The Road for Making Wealth – President Urges West Nile People". Uganda State House Media Unit (USHMU). Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  5. ^ Aluma, Clement (18 April 2014). "Arua leaders query narrow size of road". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 28 March 2016.

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