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Lakes State is the only state in South Sudan that does not have an international border. South Sudan plans to build its new capital Ramciel in Lakes state due to its central location. Lakes State borders Unity, Warrap, Western Equatoria, Central Equatoria and Jonglei states.

Region: Greater Bahr El Ghazal

Area: 40,235 km² Approximate

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Population: 695,730

Capital: Rumbek

Other Important Towns: Yirol, Awierial, Mvolo, Cueibet, Adior, Billing and Agangrial


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Matur Chuot Dhuol was appointed as caretaker governor of Lakes state in January 2013 (ST)

Government of Lakes State

Executive


Lakes State Legislative Assembly

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Lakes state speaker, John Marik Makur, November 29, 2011 (ST)

The Lakes State parliament has 49 members representing eight counties. Two MPs are independent candidate who won elections in Wulu County in 2010.

The rest are members of South Sudan’s ruling SPLM. The state parliament has 18 specialised committees


Counties and Commissioners


History

Governors


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