South Sudan (/ˌsaʊθ suˈdaːn/), officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city. It is planned that th…
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Juba /ˈdʒuːbə/ (Arabic: جوبا) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan. It also serves as the capital of Central Equatoria, one of the ten states of South Sudan.
The Fashoda Incident or Crisis was the climax of imperial territorial disputes between Britain and France in Eastern Africa, occurring in 1898. A French expedition to Fashoda on the White Nile river sought to gain control of the Upper Nile river bas…
The Sudd (a s-Sudd or al-Sudd) is a vast swamp in South Sudan, formed by the White Nile's Baḥr al-Jabal section. The Arabic word sudd is derived from sadd (سد), meaning ‘barrier’ or ‘obstruction.’ The term ‘the sudd’ has come to refer to any large s…
Wau (Arabic: واو Wāw; also Wow or Waw) is a city in northwestern South Sudan, on the western bank of the Jur River, in Wau County, Western Bahr el Ghazal State.
The Bahr el Ghazal is a region of western South Sudan.
Malakal (Arabic: ملكال Malakāl) is a city in South Sudan.
Juba Airport (IATA: JUB, ICAO: HSSJ) is an airport serving Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. The airport lies to the northeast of the city's central business district, on the western banks of the White Nile.
Bor (Arabic: بور "port") is the capital of Jonglei State in the Republic of South Sudan.
Yei is a medium-sized city in South Sudan's southwest. It lies close to the borders of two of the country's trading partners, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a business hub, attracting traders and customers from all three countrie…
Kodok or Kothok (Arabic: كودوك), formerly known as Fashoda, is a town in the north-eastern South Sudanese state of Upper Nile. Kodok is the capital of Shilluk country, formally known as the Shilluk Kingdom. Shilluk has been an independent kingdom f…
Bentiu, also spelled Bantiu, is a town in South Sudan.
Juba National University (Arabic: جامعة جوبا), commonly referred to as the University of Juba, is a public university in South Sudan.
Rumbek (Arabic: رمبك) is the capital of Lakes State, central South Sudan, and the former capital of the country.
Lake No is a lake in South Sudan. It is located just north of the vast swamp of the Sudd, at the confluence of the Bahr al Jabal and Bahr el Ghazal rivers. It marks the transition between the Bahr al Jabal and White Nile proper. Lake No is located a…
Aweil is a city in South Sudan in Bahr el ghazal Region
Malakal Airport (IATA: MAK, ICAO: HSSM) is an airport serving Malakal, a city in Malakal County in the Upper Nile state in South Sudan. The airport is located just north of the city's central business district, adjacent to the main campus of Upper N…
Yambio (Arabic: يامبيو) is a city in South Sudan.
Torit is a town in South Sudan.
Boma National Park is a protected area in eastern South Sudan near the Ethiopian border.
Gondokoro was a trading-station on the east bank of the White Nile in Southern Sudan, 750 miles south of Khartoum. Its importance lay in the fact that it was within a few miles of the limit of navigability of the Nile from Khartoum upstream.
Gogrial, (Qaqriyal) is a town in South Sudan.
Wau Airport is a civilian airport that serves the city of Wau and surrounding communities. Feeder Airlines has three return flights a week between Khartoum-Wau-Juba.
Rumbek Airport (IATA: RBX, ICAO: HSMK) is an airport in South Sudan, near Rumbek the capital of Lakes state.
The Bahr el Ghazal (also spelled Bahr al Ghazal and Baḩr al Ghazāl) is a river in South Sudan. The name translates as "sea of gazelles".
Bahr al-Arab is a river which flows approximately 800 kilometres (500 mi) through the southwest of Sudan and marks part of its international border with South Sudan.
Akobo Airport is an airport serving the town of Akobo, in South Sudan.
Tonj, also spelled Tong, is a town in South Sudan.
Lul is a Shilluk village located on the western bank of the Nile river, approximately one and a half hours by boat north from the city of Malakal, in Upper Nile province in South Sudan. The Catholic Church established one of its first mission statio…
Kuajok, also spelled Kwajok, is a city in South Sudan, and the capital of Warrap State.
The Bahr el Zeraf (also spelled Bahr az-Zaraf, Bahr ez Zeraf, and Baḩr az Zarāf) is an arm of the White Nile in the Sudd region of South Sudan. It is completely contained within the South Sudanese state of Jonglei.
Yei Airport is an airport serving Yei in South Sudan.
The Jur River (also Sue River) is a river in western South Sudan, flowing through the Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria regions. About 485 kilometres (301 mi) long, it flows north and northeast, joining the Bahr el Ghazal River on the western side of the…
The Akobo River is a river on the border between South Sudan and Ethiopia. From its source in the Ethiopian Highlands near Mizan Teferi it flows west for 434 kilometres (270 mi) to join the Pibor River.
Aba is a city in the northeast of Orientale Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; it is near the border with South Sudan.
The Pibor River (also called the River Pibor) is a river in eastern South Sudan, which defines part of South Sudan's border with Ethiopia.