Greater Upper Nile

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Greater Upper Nile
South Sudan Lucy digger.jpg
Location in South Sudan.
Location in South Sudan.
Coordinates: 10°30′N 32°30′E / 10.500°N 32.500°E / 10.500; 32.500Coordinates: 10°30′N 32°30′E / 10.500°N 32.500°E / 10.500; 32.500
Country  South Sudan
Region Greater Upper Nile
Capital Malakal
 • Total 236,208 km2 (91,200 sq mi)
Population (2014 Estimate)
 • Total 4,119,700
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

The Greater Upper Nile is a region of northeastern South Sudan.[1] It is named for the White Nile, a tributary of the Nile River in North and East Africa.


The region consisted of the erstwhile states of Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile.[1] It borders Ethiopia to the east and the Republic of the Sudan to the north. The South Sudanese region of Bahr el Ghazal lies to the west and the region of Equatoria lies to the South of Greater Upper Nile.


The Greater Upper Nile region seceded from the Republic of Sudan on 9 July 2011 along with its fellow Southern Sudanese regions of Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria. The three regions now constitute the Republic of South Sudan.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "SUDAN: land conflicts threaten peace in Upper Nile State". Afronline. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 

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