Rubkona County

Rubkona County
Rubkona County is located in South Sudan
Rubkona County
Rubkona County
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 9°17′37″N 29°47′21″E / 9.293485°N 29.789198°E / 9.293485; 29.789198Coordinates: 9°17′37″N 29°47′21″E / 9.293485°N 29.789198°E / 9.293485; 29.789198
Country South Sudan
StateUnity State
Elevation
1,300 ft (400 m)
Population
 (2006 Estimate)
 • Total7,700
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

Rubkona County is an administrative division of Unity State, South Sudan.[1]

The administrative center is the town of Rubkona, across the Bahr el Ghazal River from the state capital Bentiu and the town of Yoynyang, which are also in Rubkona County. Large villages in the county include Dhorbor, Nhialdiu, Biel, and Rot Riak (Unity) where oilfields are based.[2]

Rubkona County has a sub tropical climate, with a rainy season from May to September and a dry season from October to April. The region is swampy, flooding in the rainy season. Malaria, Kala Azar and Bilharzia are endemic. Most of the population are Nuer people, agropastoralists for whom cattle are the measure of wealth and prestige. The county lies on the migration route of Baggara tribes, which is an ongoing cause of tension.[3]

During the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005) some of the rural population fled to the towns of Rubkona and Bentiu. Others moved north to Khartoum or escaped to bordering countries. As of 2008, three years after the peace agreement had been signed, refugees were still returning. In 2008 the Action Contre le Faim (ACF) non-government organization was running a treatment center in Bentiu for sufferers from Severe Acute Malnutrition with medical complications. ACF was also running two distribution sites in Rubkona and Bentiu to treat Severe Acute Malnutrition without medical complications.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Full list of Kiir's proposed new 28 states in S Sudan". Radio Tamazuj. 3 October 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Unity State Map" (PDF). UN OCHA. August 3, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-14.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Sudan: ACF Nutrition survey - Preliminary results report, Rub Kona County, Unity State". Action Contre la Faim. 25 August 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-14.
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