Nickname(s): Wok leheyek

Location in South Sudan

Coordinates: 04°24′29″N 32°34′30″E / 4.40806°N 32.57500°E / 4.40806; 32.57500
Country  South Sudan
State Imatong State
County Torit County
Municipality 19 August 2013
Elevation 615 m (2,018 ft)
Population (2014 Estimate)
  Total 138,960
A 2011 Torit postmark showing the new style of South Sudanese postmarks.

Torit is a town in South Sudan.


The town is located in Torit County in Imatong State,[1] in the southeastern part of South Sudan, close to the International border with the Republic of Uganda. Its location lies approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi), by road, east of Juba, the capital and largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of Torit are:4° 24' 28.80"N, 32° 34' 30.00"E (Latitude:4.4080; Longitude:32.5750).


Pajok is the Payam seat of Magwi County. It is also the Payam of Eastern Equatoria State, one of the ten (10) states which constitute South Sudan. The town boasts of an airport, two hospitals, several primarry schools and two secondary schools. The main road from Juba, South Sudan to [Pogee], Uganda, passes through Magwi also the alternative road to Kenya via Torit passes through Lokiciogyo town.


In 1955 there was a slaughter in Torit during an Equatoria Corps riot.[3] In 1964 the military government in Khartoum closed "all the Christian mission schools" in the area [4] Torit was upgraded to Municipality status administered by a mayor on August 19, 2013.[5]

Main article: Torit County


The population of Torit was estimated at about 20,050, in 2004,[6] and, according to census results, 33,657 in 2008.[7]

Points of interest

The following points of interest are found in Torit:


See also


  1. Nakimangole, Peter Lokale (22 April 2016). "Additional Counties In Imatong And Namorunyang States Established". Gurtong. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. Estimated Road Distance Between Juba And Torit With Maap
  3. Richard Crockett 2010.Yale University Press Sudan Darfur and the Failure of an African State p. 45 ISBN 9780300162738
  4. Richard Crockett 2010.Yale University Press Sudan Darfur and the Failure of an African State p. 45-46 ISBN 9780300162738
  5. Ijoo, Bosco (20 August 2013). "Eastern Equatoria to upgrade three towns to municipalities". Sudan Tribune. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  6. Estimated Population In 2004
  7. Statistical Yearbook for Southern Sudan. Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation, 2010, p. 31 (PDF; 11,6 MB)
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Coordinates: 04°24′29″N 32°34′30″E / 4.40806°N 32.57500°E / 4.40806; 32.57500

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