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Akobo, South Sudan

Green Town
Akobo is located in South Sudan
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 7°47′N 33°3′E / 7.783°N 33.050°E / 7.783; 33.050
Country South Sudan
StateJonglei State
CountyAkobo County
1,600 ft (500 m)
 (2011 Estimate)
 • Total1,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

Akobo, is a town in South Sudan.


It is located in Akobo County,[1] in the northeastern part of South Sudan, near the International border with Ethiopia. Its location lies approximately 450 kilometres (280 mi), by road, northeast of Juba,


According to the Sudanese census, which was boycotted by the South Sudanese government, Akobo County's population was 400,210 in 2008. The land is inhabited by the land natives the Anyuak and Lou Nuer.


From Akobo, one road leads northwest to Padoi and Walgak towards Waat. Another road leads south to Kong Kong and Pibor. The town is also served by Akobo Airport.

Notable landmarks

Notable landmarks in the town of Akobo include the following:

  • The offices of Akobo Town Council
  • The headquarters of Akobo County Administration
  • The town is situated near three rivers: the Geni River to the west, the Pibor River to the east, and the Akobo River to the southeast. The Akobo river empties into the river Pibor at the border town of Old Akobo.
  • Akobo has a clinic which was built in 1911 and a hospital which was built between 1976 and 1983. Akobo has three primary schools and one intermediate high school.
  • Akobo Heritage and Memorial University - An institution of higher learning
  • Akobo Airport - A civilian airport
  • Akobo has Akobo Lou Nuer Youth Association office in juba.

See also


  1. ^ "Appointed govt of 'Eastern Bieh' to send advance team to Akobo". Radio Tamzuj. 31 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-19. Retrieved 20 August 2016.

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