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|Municipality||19 August 2013|
|• Mayor||Joseph Aye Joseph Oswaha|
|Elevation||615 m (2,018 ft)|
|• Summer (DST)||+3GMT|
Torit is the capital and largest city of Eastern Equatoria State in South Sudan.
On 18 August 1955, the Equatoria Corps mutinied at Torit, starting the First Sudanese Civil War.In 1964 the military government in Khartoum closed "all the Christian mission schools" in the area. Torit was upgraded to Municipality status administered by a mayor on August 19, 2013.
The city is in Torit County in Eastern Equatoria State, 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of Juba, the capital and largest city in South Sudan, by road. The coordinates of Torit are: 4° 24' 28.80"N, 32° 34' 30.00"E (Latitude:4.4080; Longitude:32.5750).in the southeastern part of South Sudan, close to the international border with the Republic of Uganda. Its is approximately
The population of Torit was estimated at about 20,050, in 2004,and, according to census results, 33,657 in 2008.
Equatoria International University temporarily opened in Torit on 21 June 2019, although the university is building a permanent site south of the city.
The following points of interest are found in Torit:
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