South Darfur

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South Darfur
جنوب دارفور
Janob Darfor
Darfur IDPs 1 camp.jpg
Official seal of South Darfur
Location in Sudan
Location in Sudan
Coordinates: 11°31′N 25°2′E / 11.517°N 25.033°E / 11.517; 25.033Coordinates: 11°31′N 25°2′E / 11.517°N 25.033°E / 11.517; 25.033
Country  Sudan
Region Darfur
Capital Nyala
 • Governor Hammad Ismail Hammad Abdul-Karim
 • Total 127,300 km2 (49,200 sq mi)
Population (2006 (est.))
 • Total 2,890,348
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website Official website

South Darfur (Arabic: جنوب دارفور‎; transliterated: Janob Darfor) is one of the wilayat or states of Sudan. It is one of the five states that compose the region of Darfur in western Sudan.


Prior to the creation of two new states in the Darfure region in January 2012, South Darfur had an area of 127,300 square kilometres (49,200 sq mi) and an estimated population of approximately 2,890,000 (2006). Nyala is the capital of the state. The State was affected by the 2010 Sahel famine. In the southwest corner of this state the LRA warlord, Joseph Kony is hiding, according to the Invisible Children.


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