Pariak is located in South Sudan
Coordinates: 5°58′17.9″N 31°39′39.9″E / 5.971639°N 31.661083°E / 5.971639; 31.661083Coordinates: 5°58′17.9″N 31°39′39.9″E / 5.971639°N 31.661083°E / 5.971639; 31.661083
CountrySouth Sudan
StateJonglei State
CountyBor South County (since 2016) [1]

Pariak is a boma in Kolnyang payam, Bor South County, Jonglei State, South Sudan. Pariak town is a regional trading hub located about 30 kilometers south of Bor along the Bor-Juba road. It is the most populous boma in Kolnyang payam.[2]


According to the Fifth Population and Housing Census of Sudan, conducted in April 2008, Pariak boma had a population of 22,619 people, composed of 11,583 male and 11,036 female residents.[2][note 1]


In 2008, Kuol Manyang, then the Governor of Jonglei State, announced that the Government of South Sudan had contracted a Chinese construction firm to build a bridge across the Bahr al Jabal river at Pariak, linking Jonglei State and what was then Lakes State.[3] The bridge was never built.


  1. ^ In 2008, at the time of the census, Pariak 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 18 September 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017. Also, see Demographics of South Sudan.


  1. ^ Mading, Juuk Othana (3 May 2016). "Governor Establishes Additional Counties In Jonglei". Gurtong. Bor, South Sudan. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b 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. 35. Archived from the original on 14 November 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017. Table 141: Jonglei State, Bor South County, Kolnyang Payam
  3. ^ Aleu, Philip Thon (16 June 2008). "Sudan's Jonglei pledges excellent ties with Ethiopia's Gambela". Sudan Tribune. Bor, South Sudan.
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