Ruweng State

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Ruweng State
Location of Ruweng State in South Sudan
Location of Ruweng State in South Sudan
Country South Sudan
Capital Panrieng[1]
Number of Counties 8 2[2]
 • Governor Mayol Kur Akuei
Population (2014 Estimate)
 • Total 246,360

Ruweng State is one of the 28 states of South Sudan. It is located in the Greater Upper Nile region and it borders Western Nile to the east, Western Bieh to the southeast, Northern Liech to the south, Twic to the southwest, Abyei to the west, and Sudan to the north.


On 2 October 2015, President Salva Kiir issued a decree establishing 28 states in place of the 10 constitutionally established states.[3] The decree established the new states largely along ethnic lines. A number of opposition parties and civil society groups challenged the constitutionality of the decree. Kiir later resolved to take it to parliament for approval as a constitutional amendment.[4] In November the South Sudanese parliament empowered President Kiir to create new states.[5]

Mayol Kur Akuei was appointed Governor on 23 December.[6]

Administrative divisions

The state consists of the 2 counties of Pariang and Abiemnhom.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "What exactly is Riek Machar is planning to achieve". Wël Yam. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Full list of Kiir's proposed new 28 states in S Sudan". Radio Tamazuj. 3 October 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kiir and Makuei want 28 states in South Sudan". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. 
  4. ^ "Kiir pressured into taking decree to parliament for approval". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. 
  5. ^ "South Sudan's Kiir appoints governors of 28 new states". Sudan Tribune. 
  6. ^ "South Sudan's President appoints 28 Governors, defies peace agreement". South Sudan News Agency. 24 December 2015. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. 

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