States of South Sudan
|States of South Sudan|
|Location||Republic of South Sudan|
|Populations||358,692 (Western Bahr el Ghazal) – 1,443,500 (Jonglei)|
|Areas||11,792.83 square miles (30,543.3 km2) (Western Bahr el Ghazal) – 47,328.72 square miles (122,580.8 km2) (Jonglei)|
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South Sudan is divided into 10 states. They were created out of the three historic former provinces (and contemporary regions) of: Bahr el Ghazal (northwest); Equatoria (southern), and Greater Upper Nile (northeast). The states are further divided into 86 counties.
Bahr el Ghazal
The Bahr el Ghazal region in northwest South Sudan includes the states of:
The Equatoria region in southern South Sudan includes the states of:
The state capital of Central Equatoria, the smallest South Sudanese state by area, is Juba, which also serves as the national capital of South Sudan.
Greater Upper Nile
The Greater Upper Nile region in northern and eastern South Sudan includes the states of:
Jonglei is the largest state of South Sudan by area, as well as the most populous, according to the 2008 census.
|Northern Bahr el Ghazal||Aweil||820,834||30,543.30||26.87|
|Western Bahr el Ghazal||Wau||358,692||91,075.95||3.94|
On 22 December 2014, rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar declared the 10 states of South Sudan dissolved and the formation of 21 new states in a federal system. The declaration was not recognised by the South Sudanese government. The Sudan Tribune reported on 1 January 2015 that Machar appointed "military governors" for several of his declared states.
- List of South Sudanese state governors
- ISO 3166-2:SS
- States of Sudan — of the (northern) Republic of Sudan.
- Birungi, Marvis (28 April 2009). "South Sudan President: census results ‘unacceptable’". New Sudan Vision. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- Vuni, Isaac (6 June 2009). "South Sudan census results officially released". Sudan Tribune. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- "Statistical Yearbook for Southern Sudan 2010" (PDF). Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
- "Uganda: Citizens in Uganda Welcome Rebel Formation of 21 States". allAfrica.com. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
- "South Sudan: Machar Appoints Top Rebel Command, State Governors". allAfrica.com. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
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- States of South Sudan at statoids.com