Mayen, South Sudan

Mayen is located in South Sudan
Coordinates: 6°28′31″N 31°29′21″E / 6.47528°N 31.48917°E / 6.47528; 31.48917Coordinates: 6°28′31″N 31°29′21″E / 6.47528°N 31.48917°E / 6.47528; 31.48917
CountrySouth Sudan
StateJonglei State
CountyBor West County (since 2016) [1]

Mayen is a boma in Baidit payam, Bor West County, Jonglei State, South Sudan, about 30 kilometers north of Bor. The village is located at the southern extent of the sudd, South Sudan's central wetlands, near to the east bank of the Bahr al Jabal River.


According to the Fifth Population and Housing Census of Sudan, conducted in April 2008, Mayen boma had a population of 3,810 people, composed of 1,951 male and 1859 female residents,[2][note 1] who support themselves largely through farming and fishing.[3]


  1. ^ In 2008, at the time of the census, Mayen was located in Bor South County. The data collected during the Fifth Population and Housing Census of Sudan were to be the primary source of information for decisions about the number and demarcation of electoral constituencies and administrative boundaries in what was then southern Sudan. South Sudanese officials rejected census results for southern Sudan. See Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (2010). 5th Population and Housing Census in Sudan – An Incomplete Exercise (PDF) (Report). Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre, Geneva (Switzerland). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 18, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2017.. Also, see Demographics of South Sudan.


  1. ^ Mading, Juuk Othana (May 3, 2016). "Governor Establishes Additional Counties In Jonglei". Gurtong. Bor, South Sudan. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  2. ^ National Bureau of Statistics (2013). Population Distribution by Sex by Boma, Vol. III (Report). The Republic of South Sudan, The National Bureau of Statistics. p. 34. Archived from the original on November 14, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2017. Table 138: Jonglei State, Bor South County, Baidit Payam
  3. ^ "Fishing industry financially supports Jonglei population". Sudan Tribune. Bor, South Sudan. July 3, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
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