Gogrial

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Gogrial
Gogrial is located in South Sudan
Gogrial
Gogrial
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 8°31′48″N 28°06′00″E / 8.53000°N 28.10000°E / 8.53000; 28.10000
Country  South Sudan
State Gogrial State
County Kuac South County
Elevation 1,302 ft (397 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 44,600

Gogrial, or Qaqriyal, is a town in South Sudan.

Location

Gogrial is located in Kuac South County, Gogrial State,[1] close to the borders with the Republic of Sudan and the Abyei region. This location lies approximately 700 kilometres (430 mi), by road, northwest of Juba, the capital and largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of Gogrial are: 8° 31' 48.00"N, 28° 6' 0.00"E (Latitude: 8.5300; Longitude: 28.1000).

Overview

Gogrial, like most South Sudanese towns, sits on a riverbank. The Jur River flows north, then turns east, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the east of the central business district of the town. This town is one of two places where former NBA player Manute Bol was reported to have been born, with some reports saying he was actually born in Turalei, where his remains were buried.[3]

Population

As of July 2011, the exact population of Gogrial is not known. However, it is estimated that the human population within a radius of 7 kilometres (4.3 mi), from the center of town, is approximately 44,600.[4]

Points of interest

Sudan Air Force Antonov An-26-100. 7711 (cn 81-09) This an-26 crash-landed in 1997 at the airstrip of Gogrial. The plane got hit by SPLA-fire and had to make an emergency landing. Antonovs were used in the Sudanese Civil War as bombers and were feared by the population of Southern Sudan. 'VVll' is Arabic for '7711', which is written in Western-style numbers on the port-side.

The points of interest in or near the town of Gogrial include the following:

See also

References

  1. ^ Manut, Ayul Santino (28 February 2016). "Gogrial Governor Establishes 13 New Counties". Gurtong. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  2. ^ Map Showing Juba And Gogrial With Distance Marker
  3. ^ Manute Bol Buried in Turalei, South Sudan
  4. ^ Estimated Population In 2011

External links

  • Location of Gogrial At Google Maps

Coordinates: 8°31′48″N 28°06′00″E / 8.53000°N 28.10000°E / 8.53000; 28.10000

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