Boma (administrative division)

A boma is a lowest-level administrative division, below payams, in South Sudan. Equivalent fifth-level divisions elsewhere are described as village, block or ward.[1] As of 2009, South Sudan's 514 payams have an average of 4.2 bomas each.[2] Bomas vary in size and typically contain many individual villages.[3] The term boma originated from the town of Boma in Jonglei, the first place captured by the Sudan People's Liberation Army at the start of its 1983 insurgency.[1]


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  2. ^ Klopper, Hester; Uys, Leana (2012). The state of nursing and nursing education in Africa : a country-by-country review. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International. ISBN 193547684X.
  3. ^ Garang, John Mabior (1981). Identifying, Selecting and Implementing Rural Development Strategies for Socio-economic Development in the Jonglei Projects Area, Southern Region, Sudan (PhD dissertation). Iowa State University.

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