Bieh State

Location of Bieh in South Sudan
Location of Bieh in South Sudan
Country South Sudan
 • Total19,279 km2 (7,444 sq mi)
 (2008 census)
 • Total287,193
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3
 • Summer (DST)not observed

Bieh State (previously named Eastern Bieh State) was a state in South Sudan that existed between 2 October 2015 and 22 February 2020.[1] It was located in the Greater Upper Nile region and it bordered Fangak to the west, Central Upper Nile to the north, Latjoor and Akobo to the east, and Jonglei to the south.


On 2 October 2015, President Salva Kiir issued a decree establishing 28 states in place of the 10 constitutionally established states.[2] The decree established the new states largely along ethnic lines. A number of opposition parties and civil society groups challenged the constitutionality of the decree. Kiir later resolved to take it to parliament for approval as a constitutional amendment.[3] In November the South Sudanese parliament empowered President Kiir to create new states.[4]

Administrative divisions

The state consisted of 2 counties:


  1. ^ Mutambo, Aggrey. "S. Sudan govt agrees to reduce states to 10 to maintain peace". The East African. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "Kiir and Makuei want 28 states in South Sudan". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08.
  3. ^ "Kiir pressured into taking decree to parliament for approval". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  4. ^ "South Sudan's Kiir appoints governors of 28 new states". Sudan Tribune.

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