Juba County

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Juba County
Juba County is located in South Sudan
Juba County
Juba County
Location in South Sudan
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Country  South Sudan
State Central Equatoria
Seat Juba
Government
 • County Commissioner Thomas Peter Gore
Population (2008)
 • Total 372,413 (disputed)
Time zone GMT+3

Juba County is an administrative area in Central Equatoria state, South Sudan. It is the largest county in Central Equatoria and one of the largest in the entire region of Equatoria. Its county seat is Juba, the state capital of Central Equatoria and the national capital of the Republic of South Sudan. Its population according to the disputed 2008 census conducted by the Republic of the Sudan, prior to South Sudanese independence, was 372,413.[1]

Political geography

As of 2011, the county's payams, or sub-counties, include Bungu, Dollo (or Dolo), Ganji, Gondokoro, Lirya, Lo'bonok, Lokiliri, Mangalla (or Mangala), Northern Bari, Rejaf, Rokon, Tijor, and Wonduruba, the latter of which is administrated by Central Equatoria state.[2] Former payams that are now defunct included Jokala, Juba, Kator, and Muniki.[3] In March 2011, Juba, Kator, and Muniki payams were consolidated into Juba proper under the administration of the Juba City Council.[2]

The county also includes part of Bandingilo National Park in its northeast. It borders Terekaka County to its north and Lainya and Kajo Keji counties to its south, as well as Mundri East and Mundri West counties in the state of Western Equatoria to its west, and Eastern Equatoria, namely Lapon, Magwi, and Torit counties, to its east.

History

In August 2005, independence leader John Garang's funeral took place in Juba County. The month was also marked by ethnic violence in Juba and its environs.[4]

The villages of Katigiri and Wonduruba were inundated with refugees internally displaced by violence and looting in Juba County in February 2008. At least 750 people from Katigiri also relocated to Juba, the de facto metropolis of the county, during the looting. The United Nations, the county commissioner, and local militias responded to the situation.[5]

The county was the site of a month-and-a-half-long teachers' strike in November and December 2009 over furloughed salaries. The strike was resolved after the wages were paid.[6]

References

  1. Isaac Vuni (8 July 2009). "South Sudan parliament throw outs census results". Sudan Tribune.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stephen, Juma John (3 April 2011). "CES Governor Appoints Mayor For Juba City Council". Gurtong. Retrieved 28 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Juba County". Gurtong. Retrieved 28 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Rice, Xan (6 August 2005). "Violence feared as thousands gather for Sudan funeral". The Times. Retrieved 28 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "ACT Alert: 17/2008 - Juba County, South Sudan: Displacement due to conflict". ACT ReliefWeb. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Teachers End Strike in Juba County". Sudan Radio. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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