Warrap (state)

Warrap
Warab
Flag of Warrap
Official seal of Warrap
Location in South Sudan.
Location in South Sudan.
Coordinates: 08°10′N 28°04′E / 8.167°N 28.067°E / 8.167; 28.067Coordinates: 08°10′N 28°04′E / 8.167°N 28.067°E / 8.167; 28.067
Country South Sudan
RegionBahr el Ghazal
CapitalKuajok
Government
 • GovernorGen. Aleu Ayieny Aleu
Area
 • Total45,567.24 km2 (17,593.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total720,898
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
HDI (2019)0.351[1]
low · 9th of 10
Websitewww.warrap.gov.ss

Warrap (also spelled Warab), is a state in South Sudan located in the Bahr el Ghazal region. It has an area of 31,027 km².

Overview

Warrap State comprises an area of 31,027 km². Kuajok is the capital of Warrap state. All states in South Sudan are divided into counties, each headed by a County Commissioner appointed by the President of the Republic of South Sudan

County Area (km2) Population
Census 2008
County
Commissioner
Gogrial East 3,890.55 103,283 Maluach Malueth
Gogrial West 4,754.37 243,921 Makuc Aruol Luach
Tonj South 7,449.73 86,592 Nhial Deng Nhial (Acting)
Tonj North 11,012.05 165,222 Kuol Akoon Kuol
Tonj East 3,990.61 116,122 John Deng Kok
Twic 3,922.65 204,905 Deng Tong Goch

The state became part of South Sudan after a successful secession from Sudan on 9 July 2011.

Location

Warrap State is located in the Bahr el Ghazal region. To its north lies the disputed region of Abyei, to its east lies Unity State. To the west is Western Bahr el Ghazal and Northern Bahr el Ghazal, and to its south lies the Lakes State.[2]

People

The state is home to the Luanyjang, Twic, Jur-Man Anger, Bongo and Rek subtribes of Nilotic ethnicity. The Twic, Luanyjang, and Rek are both Dinka tribes.

Warrap State is also home to the late Manute Bol who held from Twic country. Upon his death in 2010, NBA basketball star Manute Bol was buried in the Warrap state in his hometown of Turalei.[3]

The president of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit is a native of Warrap State.[4] Alek Wek, a prominent International model of South Sudanese and British citizenship, also hailed from the state.[5]

Government

The state constitution was adopted in 2008. Lewis Anei Madut-Kuendit was the first governor of the state and Akech Tong Aleu was the last governor of Warrap state. Madot Dut Deng was the last Speaker of the State Assembly.[6]

Religion

The main religions in Warrap State are the African Traditional Religion Christianity (Catholicism, Protestantism). A sizable proportion of the population practices African traditional religions.

References

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ Map of South Sudan
  3. ^ "Basketball star Bol buried in south Sudan". July 5, 2010. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2019 – via af.reuters.com.
  4. ^ President Salva Kiir Comes From Warrap State
  5. ^ Campbell, Roy H. "Refugee from Sudan takes runways by storm Fashion: 19-year-old Alek Wek's regal carriage and exotic face may begin to change the Western concept of beauty". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Deng, Madot. "Speaker of the State Assembly".
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