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Lol State

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Country  South Sudan
Capital  Raga, South Sudan
Number of Counties  11
Lol State

Lol is one of the 28 states of South Sudan formed on 2 October 2015. It is located in the Bahr el Ghazal region, which is in the northwest section of the country. Lol state borders the country of Central African Republic to the west, Sudan to the north, Aweil East State to the northeast, Aweil State to the east, and Wau State to the southeast. The state was created along side 27 other states after a decree issuing the creation of 28 states took place.

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History

On 2 October 2015, President Salva Kiir issued a decree establishing 28 states in place of the 10 constitutionally established states. 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. In November the South Sudanese parliament empowered President Kiir to create new states.

Rezik Zechariah Hassan was appointed as Governor on 24 December 2015.

Administrative Counties

After the split up, Lol State broke down even further for a total of 11 counties in the state. The 11 counties is part of the 180 counties in South Sudan. The 11 counties are Eri, Gomjuer West, Gomjuer East, Korok West, Korok East, Kuru, Majakbai, Marialbai, Malual North, Malual Centre, and Ringi.

Towns and Cities

The capital of the state of Lol is Raga, South Sudan. Raga is the largest city in the state, and was one of the most populous towns of the former state of Western Bahr el Ghazal. Other towns in Lol State include Gossinga and Deim Zubeir.

References

Lol State Wikipedia


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