Place:Upper Nile, Sudan

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NameUpper Nile
Alt namesAʿālī an-Nīlsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Sobatsource: Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 87
TypeState
Coordinates9.0°N 33.75°E
Located inSudan
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Upper Nile is one of the 10 states of South Sudan. The current governor of Upper Nile, and its first governor in the independence era of South Sudan, is Simon Kun Puoch. The White Nile flows through the state, giving it its name. The state also shares a similar name with the region of Greater Upper Nile, of which it is part along with the states of Unity and Jonglei. It has an area of 77,823 km². Malakal is the capital of the state. The town of Kodok, the location of the Fashoda incident that ended the "Scramble for Africa", is located here. Upper Nile seceded from Sudan as part of the Republic of South Sudan on 9 July 2011.

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