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Nasir, South Sudan

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Nasir, South Sudan

Warkai, Choghokak
Nasir is located in South Sudan
Location in South Sudan
Country  South Sudan
State Upper Nile
County Luakpiny/Nasir County
Time zone East Africa Time (UTC+3)

Nasir is a small town in Upper Nile state, in the Greater Upper Nile region of northeastern South Sudan.[1]

The town is on the north side of the Sobat River, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Ethiopian border. It is the administrative center of Luakpiny/Nasir County.


  • Early days 1
  • Civil war 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early days

Charles W. Gwynn passed through this town while he was reconnoitering the Ethiopian-Sudan border in March 1900. There he found "a young Egyptian officer in charge of a small Government post, but he apparently had had no communications with anyone since the river Sobat had fallen, and was anxiously awaiting its rise in hopes of a steamer to replenish his stores."[2]

Man and children outside building in Nasir.

Civil war

SPLA-Nasir, a splinter faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Army active from 1991 to 1994, derived their name from the town because it was their base.


  1. ^ Maplandia world gazetteer
  2. ^ Gwynn, Journal of the Royal African Society"The Frontiers of Abyssinia: A Retrospect", , 36 (1937), p. 157

External links

  • Satellite map at
  • Search for Nasir in the MSN Encarta atlas
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