Counties of South Sudan

The 10 states and 3 administrative areas of South Sudan are divided into 79 counties.[1][2]


Before the independence of South Sudan from Sudan, the Counties were known as Districts. Upon Independence in 2011, the 10 states of South Sudan were divided into 79 counties. More counties were established during the South Sudanese Civil War, when the country increased to 32 states, and the number of counties exceeded 100. However, with the return to 10 states and 3 administrative areas in 2020, South Sudan reverted to 79 counties.[2]

The counties of South Sudan

Northern Bahr el Ghazal

Western Bahr el Ghazal

Lakes State

The counties of Lakes State


The counties of Warrap State

Western Equatoria

The counties of Western Equatoria State

Central Equatoria

The counties of Central Equatoria State

Eastern Equatoria

The counties of Eastern Equatoria State


The counties of Jonglei State

Unity State

The counties of Unity State

Upper Nile State

The counties of Upper Nile State

Ruweng Administrative Area

The counties of the Ruweng Administrative Area

Pibor Administrative Area

The counties of the Pibor Administrative Area

See also


  1. ^ United Nations Development Programme-Sudan Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Wël, PaanLuel (2020-02-15). "President Kiir Reinstates 10 States, 79 Counties and Fires all 32 State Governors in South Sudan". PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd - South Sudan. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  • Map of Southern Sudan showing original county borders
  • Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly
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  • Southern Sudan: Overview of States and Counties
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