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State and County flags of South Sudan

Last modified: 2019-08-06 by bruce berry
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  • Central Equatoria State
  • Eastern Equatoria State
  • Eastern Lakes State
  • Gogrial State
  • Gok State
  • Lakes State
  • Maridi State
  • Northern Liech State
  • Ruweng State
  • Twic State
  • Unity State
  • Upper Nile State
  • Ulang County (Upper Nile)
  • Western Equatoria State
  • Western Bahr al-Ghazal
  • Yei River State See also:

    Background

    South Sudan is divided into ten states which correspond to the three historical regions of Sudan, namely Bahr el Ghazal, Equatoria and Great Upper Nile.  These historical regions are now sub-divided into the following states:

    Bahr el Ghazal - Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Lakes State and Warrap;
    Equatoria - Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria; and
    Greater Upper Nile - Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile.
    Bruce Berry, 01 March 2012



    Central Equatoria State

    Image sent  by Vanja Poposki, 01 Jan 2012

    Central Equatoria is the smallest of the ten states which make up South Sudan.  According to Wikipedia, it was formerly named Bahr al Jaba after a tributary of the the White Nile that flows through the state.  It was re-named Central Equatoria on 01 April 2005.  Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, is also the state capital of Central Equatoria.

    After some searching, I'm sure that Central Equatoria state has changed its flag.  The new flag is green with white circle with state emblem, a rhinoceros, within and words "CENTRAL EQUATORIA  above the emblem and STATE below. Photographs  show the rhino facing left, while in others it faces right with no lettering. 

    Previously the state flag had the state emblem in the centre of a white background.
    Vanja Poposki, 01 Jan 2012


    Eastern Equatoria State

    Image by Zoltan Horvath, 29 Dec 2011

    The flag of Eastern Equatoria state comprises four horizontal stripes of yellow, black and red with the state emblem or logo in the centre.  The yellow symbolises the state's rich mineral resources, while black represents the African inhabitants and red symbolises the bloodshed during the liberation struggle.  The green within the central oval emblem represents vegetation and agriculture.  The cheetah, described as "gently moving" symbolises the rate of development and the nature of the people of Eastern Equatoria who are always organised and quick to respond - taken from this source.

    The previous flag of Eastern Equatoria can be seen in a photograph accompanying this article here.
    Aleksander Nemet, 25 June 2011


    Eastern Lakes State

    Image by Jens Pattke, 14 Mar 2019

    Eastern Lakes State has a light blue flag defaced in the centre with the state emblem, with the name of the state in capital letters below as can be seen here and here.
    Jens Pattke, 14 Mar 2019


    Gogrial State

    Image by Jens Pattke, 06 Mar 2019

    The flag of Gogrial State has a green background with the state emblem placed in a large white disc in the centre as can be seen here.
    Jens Pattke, 06 Mar 2019


    Gok State

    Image by Jean-Marc Merklin according to information by Sergiy Bezh, 12 Mar 2019

    The flag of Gok State has a green field in the centre of which is the Arms of the State, with a ribbon with the State name and motto below.

    Image by Jean-Marc Merklin according to information by Sergiy Bezh, 12 Mar 2019


    Lakes State

    Image by Jaume Oll? Casals, 14 Dec 2011

    The flag of Lakes State has the emblem in the centre with the name of the beneath.  This design with a blue background replaces that where the state emblem was in a green roundel on white (see below), which is the basic design followed by the state flags in South Sudan
    Jaume Oll? Casals, 14 Dec 2011
     

    Image by Zolt?n Horv?th, 29 Dec 2011


    Maridi State

    image by Jens Pattke, 06 Mar 2019

    The flag of Maridi State comprises three horizontal stripes of light blue, white and green.  The State Coat of Arms is placed in the centre of the white stripe (as can be seen here).
    Jens Pattke, 06 Mar 2019

         Images by Jean-Marc Merklin, 12 Mar 2019


    Northern Liech State

    The flag of Northern Liech State is plain yellow with the state emblem, a brown petrol tower and a green laurel wreath, in the centre (as seen here).
    Jens Pattke, 24 Mar 2019


    Ruweng State

    Image by Jens Pattke, 18 Apr 2019

    The flag of Ruweng State has a pale blue field in the centre of which is the state Arms.
    Jens Pattke, 18 Apr 2018


    Twic State

          Images by Jens Pattke, 13 Mar 2019

    I have discovered a number of variant designs of the flag of Twic State.  The latest version, from April 2017, shows a Pelican (sometimes in flight) in the centre of a flag with a green field. 

    On 07 April 2017, the Governor of Twic State, Hon. Kon Manyiel Kuol has officially, a new state flag featuring a Great White Pelican and laid the foundation stone for the State Secretariat General in Mayen Abun. The inauguration ceremony was witnessed by the Speaker of Twic State Legislative Assembly Hon. Mangok Kom Nyuol and citizens. Kuol called on the citizens of Twic Mayardit to unite and work together for the development of new state.  In 2016, parliament passed the new logo in a secession chaired by the Speaker of Twic State Legislative Assembly (Source: Twic State Governor's Press Unit).

       Images by Jens Pattke, 13 Mar 2019

    Previous versions of the State flag, used until April 2017, showed the state emblem in the centre of a white over green horizontal bi-colour with a blue triangle at the hoist.  Within the triangle were five 5-pointed white stars (See images here and here).
    Jens Pattke, 13 Mar 2019


    Unity State

    Image by Jaume Oll? Casals, 14 Dec 2011
     


    Upper Nile State

    Image by Jaume Oll? Casals, 14 Dec 2011


    Ulang County (Upper Nile)

    Image by Vanja Poposki, 25 Aug 2013

    Ulang County is located in Upper Nile state and recently adopted its own flag.  The flag comprises three unequal horizontal stripes of gold, dark blue and gold with the emblem of the county in the centre of the blue stripe.  A black isosceles triangle is at the hoist with eight 5-pointed white stars placed along the edge of the top and bottom arms.


    Western Equatoria State

      Image by Jaume Oll? Casals, 14 Dec 2011


    Western Bahr al-Ghazal

      Image by Jaume Oll? Casals, 14 Dec 2011


    Yei River State

    Image by Jens Pattke, 18 Apr 2019

    The flag of Yei River State comprised three diagonal stripes of green, white and light blue.  In the centre of the flag on the white stripe is the state coat of arms in full colour.
    Jens Pattke, 18 Apr 2019