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This article is about the state of Sudan. For the river, see Nile.

Coordinates: 29°32′N 32°40′E / 29.533°N 32.667°E / 29.533; 32.667

Upper Nile

Upper Nile (Arabic: أعالي النيل‎; transliterated: (A'aly an-Nyl) or (Aâlâ En Nîl) is one of the 26 wilayat or states of Sudan. The current Governor of Upper Nile is Gatluak Deng Garang. The White Nile flows through it. It has an area of 77,773 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,300,000 (2000). Malakal is the capital of the state. The town of Kodok, the location of the Fashoda incident that ended the Scramble for Africa, is located here.

Former mission stations in Upper Nile state include those at Dolieb Hill, Lul and Detwoc.

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