Torit

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Torit

Torit
توريت

Hatiha
Nickname(s): 
Wok leheyek[ citation needed ]
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Torit
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 04°24′29″N32°34′30″E / 4.40806°N 32.57500°E / 4.40806; 32.57500
CountryFlag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan
State Eastern Equatoria
County Torit County
Municipality19 August 2013
Government
  MayorJoseph Aye Joseph Oswaha [1]
Elevation
615 m (2,018 ft)
Population
 (2014 Estimate)
  Total138,960
  Summer (DST)+3GMT
A 2011 Torit postmark showing the new style of South Sudanese postmarks. New type of postal cancellation for Torit South Sudan.jpg
A 2011 Torit postmark showing the new style of South Sudanese postmarks.

Torit is the capital and largest city of Eastern Equatoria State in South Sudan.

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History

On 18 August 1955, the Equatoria Corps mutinied at Torit, starting the First Sudanese Civil War. [2] In 1964 the military government in Khartoum closed "all the Christian mission schools" in the area. [3] Torit was upgraded to Municipality status administered by a mayor on August 19, 2013. [4]

Location

The city is in Torit County in Eastern Equatoria State, [5] in the southeastern part of South Sudan, close to the international border with the Republic of Uganda. Its is approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of Juba, the capital and largest city in South Sudan, by road. [6] The coordinates of Torit are: 4° 24' 28.80"N, 32° 34' 30.00"E (Latitude:4.4080; Longitude:32.5750).

Population

The population of Torit was estimated at about 20,050, in 2004, [7] and, according to census results, 33,657 in 2008. [8]

Education

Equatoria International University temporarily opened in Torit on 21 June 2019, although the university is building a permanent site south of the city. [9]

Points of interest

The following points of interest are found in Torit:

See also

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References

  1. "Torit mayor orders butchers, vegetable sellers out of old market". Radio Tamazuj. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  2. Richard Crockett (2010). Yale University Press. Sudan: Darfur and the Failure of an African State, p. 45. ISBN   9780300162738.
  3. Richard Crockett (2010). Yale University Press. Sudan: Darfur and the Failure of an African State, p. 45-46. ISBN   9780300162738.
  4. Ijoo, Bosco (20 August 2013). "Eastern Equatoria to upgrade three towns to municipalities". Sudan Tribune. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  5. Nakimangole, Peter Lokale (22 April 2016). "Additional Counties In Torit And kapoeta States Established". Gurtong. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  6. "Distance between Juba () (Airport) and Torit (Al Wilayah al Istiwa'iyah) (Sudan)". distancecalculator.globefeed.com. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  7. Estimated Population In 2004
  8. Statistical Yearbook for Southern Sudan Archived 2012-11-13 at the Wayback Machine . Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation, 2010, p. 31 (PDF; 11,6 MB)
  9. "Equatoria International University officially opens in Torit". Radio Tamazuj. Retrieved 2021-01-26.

Coordinates: 04°24′29″N32°34′30″E / 4.40806°N 32.57500°E / 4.40806; 32.57500