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South Darfur State (Arabic: ولاية جنوب دارفور‎ Wilāyat Ǧanūb Dārfūr; Janob Darfor) is one of the wilayat or states of Sudan. It is one of the five states that compose the region of Darfur in western Sudan.

South Darfur State

ولاية جنوب دارفور

Janob Darfor
Skyline of South Darfur State
Official seal of South Darfur State
Seal
Location in Sudan
Location in Sudan
Coordinates: 11°31′N 25°2′E / 11.517°N 25.033°E / 11.517; 25.033Coordinates: 11°31′N 25°2′E / 11.517°N 25.033°E / 11.517; 25.033
Country Sudan
RegionDarfur
CapitalNyala
Government
 • GovernorHammad Ismail Hammad Abdul-Karim
Area
 • Total127,300 km2 (49,200 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 (est.))
 • Total2,890,348
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
HDI (2017)0.434[1]
low
WebsiteOfficial website

OverviewEdit

Prior to the creation of two new states in the Darfur region in January 2012, South Darfur had an area of 127,300 square kilometres (49,200 sq mi) and an estimated population of approximately 2,890,000 (2006). Nyala is the capital of the state. The State was affected by the 2010 Sahel famine.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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