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Greater Upper Nile

Greater Upper Nile
منطقة أعالي النيل
South Sudan Lucy digger.
South Sudan Lucy digger.
Location in South Sudan.
Location in South Sudan.
Coordinates: 10°30′N 32°30′E / 10.500°N 32.500°E / 10.500; 32.500
Country South Sudan
RegionGreater Upper Nile
 • Total236,208 km2 (91,200 sq mi)
 (2014 Estimate)
 • Total4,119,700
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

The Greater Upper Nile (Arabic: منطقة أعالي النيل, romanizedA'Ali An Nil) is a region of northeastern South Sudan.[1] It is named for the White Nile (it is its lowest portion in South Sudan), a tributary of the Nile River in North and East Africa.


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]


The Greater Upper Nile borders Ethiopia to the east and the Republic of 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.

Administrative divisions

The Greater Upper Nile consists of the following states:[1]

Between October 2015 and February 2020, the region consisted of the following states:

See also


  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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