|| The capital city is Juba, which lies in Central Equatoria.
There are three main regions of Sudan, and their division is according to historical events in Sudan:
1. Bahr el Ghazal: This region was formed during the Anglo-Egyptian rule and split from Equatoria in 1948, becoming a province, and later, a state in Sudan. It comprises four states, which are:
a. Northern Bahr el Ghazal
b. Western Bahr el Ghazal
2. Equatoria: As shown in the map of South Sudan, the region of Equatoria lies to the south. It was established by Egypt in 1870 to gain a further hold on the trade in area. The region is made up of three states:
a. Western Equatoria
b. Central Equatoria
c. Eastern Equatoria
3. Greater Upper Nile: This regions, containing the tributary White Nile, has three states, as listed below:
c. Upper Nile
In total, there are 86 counties in South Sudan spanning these ten states. Among the largest counties is Bor.
|South Sudan Map|
|Lakes||695,730||40,235||15,535||Rumbek||Bahr el Ghazal|
|North Bahr-al-Ghazal||720,898||33,558||12,957||Awil||Bahr el Ghazal|
|Upper Nile||964,353||77,773||30,028||Malakal||Upper Nile|
|Warap||972,928||31,027||11,980||Warap||Bahr el Ghazal|
|West Bahr-al-Ghazal||333,431||93,900||36,255||Wau||Bahr el Ghazal|
Note : -Population: 2008-04-22 census (source ).
Area: Source: various Sudanese embassy Web pages.
Last Updated On : October 25, 2012