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Map of Western Bahr al Ghazal district in South Sudan

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Western Bahr el Ghazal was one of the ten states of South Sudan. It has an area of 93,900 km2 (36,255 sq mi) and is the least populous state in South Sudan, according to the controversial Sudanese census conducted in 2008. It is part of the Bahr el Ghazal region. Its capital is Wau. The state shares international borders with Sudan to the north and the Central African Republic to the west. The portion now occupied by Raga County (pronounced 'raja') is the southern part of the historical region known as \Dar Fertit\. Local ethnic groups include the Balanda Boor, Balanda Bviri, Balanda Deim Zubeir (Balanda Viri, Balanda Bagari)( Balanda are one people settling in different locations hence Dem Zubier, Bagari, Bazia and Tambura are geographical names not tribal. they are found in both western Equatoria and Western Bahar El Ghazal states), Luwo, Ndogo, Kresh, Bai, Baggara Arabs, and many others. Despite the common element \Balanda\ in their names, the first two ethnicities are not related. Despite frequent mentions of the existence of a \Fertit people\ in Western Bahr el Ghazal, there is no such people. This state, and Raga County in particular, is the part of South Sudan that was most affected by the slave trade conducted by nearby Muslim sultanates from the 18th century on and by Mameluk Egypt in the second half of the 19th century, and Raga County is the only part of South Sudan with a significant number of Muslims and Arabs. In addition to the Baggara Arabs, another local Muslim ethnic group is the Feroghe (Feroge, etc.). Traditionally, the northern part of Raga County falls within the \Baggara belt\, the 1400 kilometer wide section of the central Sahel in which cattle herding Arabic speaking tribes conduct seasonal nomadic migrations. When the slave trade soared in the 1860s and 1870s, the region's population shrank dramatically, plunging by 75 percent to about 400,000. Depopulation was due to several factors all related to wars that were provoked by the upsurge in slaving promoted by Egypt, factors including: actual capture of inhabitants, emigration of refugees, and epidemics. The population according to the 2008 census is lower still. This may be partly due to the second Sudanese civil war, 1983-1999, which devastated most of South Sudan, exacting a toll of two million dead civilians and hundreds of thousands of refugees.
Cities, towns & villages in Western Bahr al Ghazal
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Kafia KingiThe Kafia Kingi area is a disputed mineral-rich region on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. It was due to be given to South Sudan under the terms of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement which required use of the Sudan \"north-south line\" as of \"January 1, 1956.\" . Sudan controls all or most of this area today, though at times since independence South Sudan forces have briefly controlled large portions. It was not until 1960 that the Kafia Kingi area was transferred north of that line and added to Darfur. Warlord Joseph Kony is thought to be hiding in Kafia Kingi. Show Kafia Kingion the map
WauWau (Arabic: واو Wāw; also Wow or Waw) is a city in northwestern South Sudan, on the western bank of the Jur River, in Wau County, Wau State. It lies approximately 650 kilometres (400 mi) northwest of Juba, the capital and largest city in that country. Show Wauon the map
Deim ZubeirDeim Zubeir is a town in western South Sudan, 70 km from the border with the Central African Republic. Show Deim Zubeiron the map
RajaRaga also called Raja is a town in South Sudan and the capital of Lol State. Show Rajaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Western Bahr al Ghazal
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Western Bahr el Ghazal StateWestern Bahr el Ghazal was one of the ten states of South Sudan. It had an area of 93,900 km2 (36,255 sq mi) and was the least populous state in South Sudan, according to the controversial Sudanese census conducted in 2008. It was part of the Bahr el Ghazal region. Its capital was Wau. The state shared international borders with Sudan to the north and the Central African Republic to the west. The portion now occupied by Raga County (pronounced 'Raja') is the southern part of the historical region known as \"Dar Fertit\".Show on map
Jur River CountyJur River County is a county in Western Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, located in east and northeast parts of the state, Jur River County is divided into six payams (districts): Kangi Payam, Udoci Payam, Marial Wau Payam, Wan Bai Payam, Rojrojdong Payam, and Kuajina Payam. Jur River County headquarters has been relocated to Nyin Akok Village on the eastern bank of the Jur River.Show on map
Different buildings in Western Bahr al Ghazal
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Wau AirportWau Airport is a civilian airport that serves the city of Wau and surrounding communities. Feeder Airlines has three return flights a week between Khartoum-Wau-Juba. Southern Star Airlines provides service on Wednesdays and Sundays to Juba, this service has since been suspended in 2011 when the airline ceased flying.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Western Bahr al Ghazal
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River SopoThe Sopo River is a river in South Sudan's state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal. It joins the Pongo River to form the Lol River at Hujayni, due west from the state capital of Aweil. The river flows through the similarly named town of Sopo. The Kuru River is its most significant tributary.Show on map