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South Sudan Map Africa

by Vishal Kumar

South Sudan was formed on July 9, 2011 after secession from Sudan. As shown in the political map of South Sudan, there are ten states in this African country, which…


South Sudan Map Africa

South Sudan was formed on July 9, 2011 after secession from Sudan. As shown in the political map of South Sudan, there are ten states in this African country, which are covered under three regions.

The capital city is Juba, which lies in Central Equatoria.

Administrative Regions

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
c. Lakes
d. Warrup

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:

a. Jonglei
b. Unity
c. Upper Nile

Counties

In total, there are 86 counties in South Sudan spanning these ten states. Among the largest counties is Bor.

 

State Population Area(km.²) Area(mi.²) Capital Region
Central Equatoria 1,103,592 22,956 8,863 Juba Equatoria
East Equatoria 906,126 82,542 31,870 Kapoita Equatoria
Jungoli 1,358,602 122,479 47,289 Bor Upper Nile
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
Unity 585,801 35,956 13,883 Bantio Upper Nile
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
West Equatoria 619,029 79,319 30,625 Yambio Equatoria
10 states 8,260,490 619,745 239,285

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