Werkok, South Sudan

Werkok is located in South Sudan
Coordinates: 6°20′15″N 31°29′23″E / 6.33750°N 31.48972°E / 6.33750; 31.48972Coordinates: 6°20′15″N 31°29′23″E / 6.33750°N 31.48972°E / 6.33750; 31.48972
CountrySouth Sudan
StateJonglei State
CountyBor Central County (since 2016) [1]
PayamMakuach, South Sudan

Werkok is a boma in Makuach payam, Bor Central County, Jonglei State, South Sudan, about 13 kilometers north-east of Bor. Since 2016, it has served as the county headquarters for Bor Central County.[2]


According to the Fifth Population and Housing Census of Sudan, conducted in April 2008, Werkok boma had a population of 8,713 people, composed of 4,737 male and 3,976 female residents.[3][note 1]


On several occasions in 2006, 2008, and 2009, during his time as Governor of Jonglei, Kuol Manyang Juuk proposed relocating the Bor County Headquarters from Bor Town to Werkok as a security measure.[4][5]


  1. ^ In 2008, at the time of the census, Werkok 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). 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. ^ Peter, Mach Samuel (September 15, 2016). "Breaking News: Names of the 14 County Commissioners in Jonglei State". PaanLuel Wël. Bor, South Sudan. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  3. ^ 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. Retrieved June 11, 2017. Table 142: Jonglei State, Bor South County, Makuach Payam
  4. ^ Aleu, Philip Thon (February 18, 2009). "Jonglei Governor sends Bor County out of capital". Sudan Tribune. Bor, South Sudan. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  5. ^ de Jongkuc, Kur Madul (February 20, 2009). "Bor County Headquarters to Be Moved to Werkok Boma". Gurtong. Bor, South SUdan. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
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