I learned that two of the state capitals had changed, even before South Sudan's split from Sudan.
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter II-3 is dated 2011-12-15. It assigns new two-letter codes to the states of South Sudan. For the two-digit codes they
had when they were part of Sudan, see the Sudan article.
On 2011-09-02, the government of South Sudan announced that the capital would be moved from Juba to Ramciel, in Lakes state. A federal
territory will probably be created around it, separate from Lakes. The move is expected to take several years.
Update 5 to Geopolitical Entities and Codes, the successor to FIPS PUB 10-4, was issued on 2011-08-31. It has codes for the states, based
on their new country code. Update 3 was issued on 2011-02-28. It changes the spelling of a state name.
Newsletter VI-10 is an update to ISO 3166-1, dated 2011-08-09. It assigns country code SS to South Sudan.
Abyei is still under dispute. At present writing, it is still part of Southern Kordofan in Sudan. If it becomes part of South Sudan, it
will probably merge with Warap.
|Short name||SOUTH SUDAN|
South Sudan split from Sudan in 2011. For its previous history, see the Sudan article.
Other names of country:
- Danish: Sydsudan
- Dutch: Zuid-Soedan
- English: Republic of South Sudan (formal)
- Finnish: Etelä-Sudan
- French: République f du Soudan m du Sud (formal), Sud-Soudan m
- German: Republik f Südsudan (formal), Südsudan m
- Icelandic: Suður-Súdan
- Italian: Sudan m del Sud
- Norwegian: Sør-Sudan
- Portuguese: Sudão m do Sul, Sudão Meridional
- Russian: Южный Судан
- Spanish: Sudán del Sur, República f de Sudán m del Sur (formal)
- Swedish: Sydsudan
- Turkish: Güney Sudan Cumhuriyeti (formal)
Origin of name:
southern part of Sudan
South Sudan is divided into 10 wilayat (states).
|695,730||40,235||15,535||Rumbek||Bahr el Ghazal|
|720,898||33,558||12,957||Awil||Bahr el Ghazal|
|972,928||31,027||11,980||Kuacjok||Bahr el Ghazal|
|333,431||93,900||36,255||Wau||Bahr el Ghazal|
- HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes.
- ISO: Codes from ISO 3166-2. For full identification in a global context, prefix "
to the code
SS-UY represents Unity).
- FIPS: Codes from FIPS PUB 10-4.
- Population: 2008-04-22 census (source ).
- Area: Source: various Sudanese embassy Web pages.
- Region: Region containing this state before 1994.
The states are subdivided into districts.
There is a triangle adjacent to the Kenya border that is administered by Kenya but part of South Sudan (Eastern Equatoria state).
The UN LOCODE page for South Sudan lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
Origins of names:
- Bahr-al-Ghazal: Arabic "river of the gazelles"
- Equatoria: area closest to the Equator, although nowhere farther south than 3° N. latitude
- 2011-07-09: South Sudan split from Sudan. HASC codes for the states changed from
Other names of subdivisions:
The article al is sometimes transliterated el. Before certain consonants, it is usually assimilated, as in Ash Shamaliyah (instead of
- Equatoria: Al Istiwā'ī, Al Istiwā'īyah (Arabic); Equatória (Portuguese)
- Upper Nile: A`ālī an Nīl (Arabic); Alto Nilo (Portuguese)
- Central Equatoria: Bahr el Gabel, Bahr-al-Jabal (obsolete)
- East Equatoria: Al Istiwā'īyah ash Sharqīyah, Sharq al Istiwā'īyah (Arabic); Eastern Equatoria (variant);
Équatoria oriental (French)
- Jungoli: Jonglei, Jonglie, Jonqley, Junglei, Junqalī (variant); Jongley (French)
- Lakes: Al Buhairat, Al Buḥayrah, Buheirat, El Boheirat, El Buhayrat (variant); El Buheyrah (French)
- North Bahr-al-Ghazal: North Bahr-al-Gazal, North Bahr el Ghazal, Northern Bahr el-Ghazal (variant); Shamal Bahr al Ghazal (Arabic)
- Unity: Al-Wahdah, Wahda (variant)
- Upper Nile: a`Ālī an Nīl (Arabic); Nil supérieur (French)
- Warap: Warab, Warrab, Warrap (variant)
- West Bahr-al-Ghazal: Bahr al-Ghazāl al Gharbīyah, Gharb Bahr al-Ghazāl (Arabic); Bahr el-Ghazal occidental (French);
Western Bahr el Ghazal (variant)
- West Equatoria: Al Istiwā'īyah al Gharbīyah, Gharb al Istiwā'īyah (Arabic); Équatoria occidental (French);
Western Equatoria (variant)
-  Population , from Central Bureau of
Statistics report on the 2008 census, has proleptic region populations back to 1973. Totals don't quite match state and region figures,
probably because of rounding.
-  UNMIS CPA Monitor had an article on the South Sudan agreement (http://home.planet.nl/~ende0098/Articles/20070500.html, dead link,
-  NileBuffalo Gazette says,
"Kapoeta is the capital of [East Equatoria] but currently the headquarter or the administrative offices of the State is based in Torit."
Elsewhere , it says, "[Warap]'s
capital city is Warab it might be changed to Kuajok." (retrieved 2011-08-10).
-  Priority
Results from the Fifth Sudan Population and Housing Census, 2008. Central Bureau of Statistics. Dated
2009-04-08, retrieved 2011-08-10.