Aweil, South Sudan

Aweil, South Sudan

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Aweil, South Sudan

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Aweil () is a city in South Sudan.

Location

Aweil is located in Aweil Central County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, in northwestern South Sudan, near the International border with the Republic of Sudan and the Abyei Region. This location lies approximately , by road, northwest of Juba, the capital and largest city in the country. The coordinates of Aweil are: 8° 46' 48.00"N, 27° 24' 0.00"E (Latitude: 8.7800; Longitude: 27.4000).

Overview

Aweil is the capital city of the state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal. It is also the county seat of Aweil Central County. The city's infrastructure is relatively developed and includes a functioning railway station, a functioning hotel, a functioning airport, a soccer stadium and a functioning public hospital. The city functions as a team site for the United Nations Mission in Sudan. Several NGOs providing aid in South Sudan are based here.

The topography is flat and is prone to flooding, although the city itself lies on higher ground that the surrounding plains. The city lies close to the confluence of the Lol River with the Pongo River. The average elevation of the city of Aweil is about above sea level. During the rainy season, the plain-dwellers seek refuge on higher ground in the city of Aweil.

Demographics

The population of the city of Aweil fluctuates. During the dry season, the population is lower as the plain-dwellers return to the plains to tend...
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