Raga, South Sudan

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Raga
Town
Raga is located in South Sudan
Raga
Raga
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 08°28′12″N 25°40′48″E / 8.47000°N 25.68000°E / 8.47000; 25.68000Coordinates: 08°28′12″N 25°40′48″E / 8.47000°N 25.68000°E / 8.47000; 25.68000
Country  South Sudan
State Lol State
County Raga County
Elevation 1,788 ft (545 m)
Population (2010 Estimate)
 • Total 3,700
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Raga also called Raja is a town in South Sudan and the capital of Lol State.

Location[edit]

The town is located in Raga County, Lol State, in the northwestern corner of South Sudan,[1] near the International borders with the Republic of Sudan and the Central African Republic. It is located approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi), by road, northwest of Wau, the capital of Western Bahr el Ghazal State. This location lies approximately 950 kilometres (590 mi), by road, northwest of Juba, the capital and largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of Raga are: 8° 28' 12.00"N, 25° 40' 48.00"E (Latitude: 8.4700; Longitude: 25.6800). Raga's average elevation is 545 metres (1,788 ft) above sea level.[3]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).

Climate data for Raga (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40.6
(105.1)
41.6
(106.9)
43.7
(110.7)
42.7
(108.9)
41.5
(106.7)
39.0
(102.2)
36.7
(98.1)
36.2
(97.2)
36.4
(97.5)
38.2
(100.8)
38.7
(101.7)
40.3
(104.5)
43.7
(110.7)
Average high °C (°F) 34.2
(93.6)
35.8
(96.4)
37.3
(99.1)
37.5
(99.5)
35.1
(95.2)
32.5
(90.5)
30.7
(87.3)
30.8
(87.4)
31.8
(89.2)
33.2
(91.8)
34.6
(94.3)
34.2
(93.6)
34.0
(93.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.1
(71.8)
24.8
(76.6)
28.0
(82.4)
29.3
(84.7)
28.7
(83.7)
26.5
(79.7)
25.7
(78.3)
25.7
(78.3)
26.1
(79)
26.4
(79.5)
25.0
(77)
23.2
(73.8)
26.0
(78.8)
Average low °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
13.8
(56.8)
18.7
(65.7)
21.0
(69.8)
22.2
(72)
20.6
(69.1)
20.6
(69.1)
20.5
(68.9)
20.3
(68.5)
19.6
(67.3)
15.4
(59.7)
12.2
(54)
18.0
(64.4)
Record low °C (°F) 4.2
(39.6)
7.5
(45.5)
10.4
(50.7)
11.0
(51.8)
17.2
(63)
17.3
(63.1)
17.1
(62.8)
17.8
(64)
17.3
(63.1)
11.0
(51.8)
7.5
(45.5)
3.6
(38.5)
3.6
(38.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.5
(0.02)
1.6
(0.063)
19.7
(0.776)
48.8
(1.921)
123.4
(4.858)
167.1
(6.579)
227.4
(8.953)
254.9
(10.035)
176.0
(6.929)
84.4
(3.323)
37.8
(1.488)
0.0
(0)
1,141.6
(44.945)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 0.1 0.5 1.9 4.8 10.3 11.1 15.1 16.1 12.7 7.8 0.7 0.0 81.1
Average relative humidity (%) 32 33 39 50 65 71 75 75 71 61 44 37 54.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 300.7 263.2 254.2 249.0 241.8 207.0 189.1 207.7 207.0 235.6 273.0 313.1 2,941.4
Percent possible sunshine 83 80 69 67 62 56 49 52 76 63 77 86 68
Source #1: NOAA[4]
Source #2: Climate Charts[5]

Overview[edit]

Raga is a small but growing town that straddles the Raga River. Life in Raga has been described by a native author, Naomi Baki, who was raised in Raga till she was forced to leave the city at the age of 14.[6]

Population[edit]

It is estimated that the population of Raga was 3,700 in 2010.[7]

Transport[edit]

From Raga, the main road north (B41) leads to Al Murrah in the Republic of Sudan. B41-South leads to Wau, South Sudan. Raga is also served by Raga Airport.

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