Bor, South Sudan

Bor, South Sudan

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Bor, South Sudan

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Bor () is a town in South Sudan.


The town of Bor is located in Bor South County, Jonglei State, in central South Sudan, approximately , by road, north of Juba, the capital and largest city in that coutry. The town is located on the east bank of the White Nile. The coordinates of the town of Bor are:6° 13' 12.00"N, +31° 33' 0.00"E (Latitude:6.2200; Longitude:31.5500).

Geography and history

Bor is of significant historical importance to the people of South Sudan. It was in Malek, a small settlement, about }, south of Bor that the first modern Christian mission in present-day South Sudan was established by Archibald Shaw in December 1905. Bor became the first area to host a Church Missionary Society station in 1905.

Malek was turned into a Missionary stronghold in the Upper Nile Region. Shaw opened the first primary school in Malek. This school produced the first indigenous Anglican bishop to be consecrated in Dinkaland, His lordship Daniel Deng Atong, followed the Nikonora Achiek Deng Ariir. John Aruor became the first legend to be baptized in 1916 in Bor.

Bor became an administrative centre under the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (1899 -1956) for the Dinka people. Bor is the birthplace of the Second Sudanese Civil War. Kerubino Kuanyin Bol, an officer in the Sudanese Army led a revolt in the town of Bor, in 1983, leading to the birth of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement and Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLM/SPLA). That event...
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