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Map of Northern Bahr al Ghazal district in South Sudan

Basic information about Northern_Bahr_al_Ghazal
Northern Bahr el Ghazal was one of the 10 states of South Sudan. It has an area of 30,543 km² and is part of the Bahr el Ghazal region. It borders South Darfur to the north, Western Bahr el Ghazal to the west and south, and Warrap and Abyei to the east. Aweil is the capital of the state. Because of its proximity to Kordofan and the presence of a railway line through it to Wau it suffered extensively in the recently ended civil war in southern Sudan. North Bahr al Ghazal and adjacent parts of Western Kordofan to the north are among the most politically sensitive regions in Sudan. Missriya Arabs from Kordofan have interacted with Dinka in this region over a long time. While relations during the colonial era were largely peaceful, the recent war saw an upsurge in hostilities. Government backing to the Missriya gave them a decided advantage over local Dinka groups, and raiding by murahileen militias (and other government backed groups, including some Dinka militias) resulted in considerable loss of life, widespread abduction and pillaging of Dinka villages. Many of these raids coincided with the movement of government trains to and from Kordofan to Wau. It has the highest rate of poverty, 76% according to government statistics, of the 10 states of South Sudan.
Cities, towns & villages in Northern Bahr al Ghazal
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NyamlellNymlal (also spelled Nyamlell) is a populated place in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, north-west of the town of Aweil on the banks of the Lol River. Nymlal, situated in the Aweil West district, has a marketplace. Most of the people in and around Nymlal are black African Dinka people. The name Nymlal has the meaning of \"the place where stones are eaten\". According to Francis Bok and human rights organizations, Nymlal was raided several times by \"Arab\" slave hunters from northern Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War. Show Nyamlellon the map
AweilAweil is a city in South Sudan in Bahr el Ghazal region. Show Aweilon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Northern Bahr al Ghazal
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Northern Bahr el GhazalNorthern Bahr el Ghazal was one of the 10 former states of South Sudan before reorganisation in 2015. It had an area of 30,543 km² and was part of the Bahr el Ghazal region. It bordered South Darfur to the north, Western Bahr el Ghazal to the west and south, and Warrap and Abyei to the east. Aweil was the capital of the state.Show on map
Aweil EastAweil East, is a state in South Sudan.Show on map