Pibor, also called Pibor Post, is a town in South Sudan.

Pibor

Pibor Post
Pibor Post, 2012
Pibor Post, 2012
Pibor is located in South Sudan
Pibor
Pibor
Coordinates: 06°48′00″N 33°08′00″E / 6.80000°N 33.13333°E / 6.80000; 33.13333Coordinates: 06°48′00″N 33°08′00″E / 6.80000°N 33.13333°E / 6.80000; 33.13333
Country South Sudan
StatePibor Administrative Area
CountyPibor County
Population
 (2011 Estimate)
 • Total1,000
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
ClimateAw

LocationEdit

Pibor located in Pibor County, in Boma State,[1] in eastern South Sudan, near the border with Ethiopia. It lies approximately 342 kilometres (213 mi), by road, northeast of Juba, the capital and largest city of the country.[2] After creation of new states, it became part of Boma State.

OverviewEdit

Pibor Post is a colonial era outpost built in 1912 by the British and was originally called Fort Bruce. The town serves as the headquarters of Pibor County, one of the constituent counties of the Jonglei State before creation of new states in 2015. The Pibor River, formed by the confluence of several smaller streams, begins its journey at Pibor. The river then flows north, receiving the Akobo River near Akobo. Eventually, after receiving the Gilo River and the Bela River, it joins the Baro River to form the Sobat River.

TransportEdit

A packed-mud road leads north to Akobo at the border with Ethiopia. Another packed-mud road leads southwest out of Pibor to the town of Bor. These roads become unusable due to flooding during the later months of the annual rainy season. Locals may move by foot, or by river when the roads are not usable. The town is also served by Pibor Airport.

PopulationEdit

As of July 2011, it is estimated that the permanent population of Pibor Post is 1,000 people or fewer, although the data is unclear as the population is largely pastoral and few records are kept.[3]

Points of interestEdit

Boma National Park, the largest national park in South Sudan, lies about 65 kilometres (40 mi), by road, east of Pibor Post.

External linksEdit

[1]The Guardian - report from famine in Pibor

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baba Medan arrives in Pibor and appoints his government". Radio Tamzuj. 1 February 2016. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ Estimated Road Distance Between Juba And Pibor With Map
  3. ^ Estimated Population of Pibor Post Archived 2011-10-08 at the Wayback Machine