Gharb Dārfūr

West Darfur
غرب دارفور
Gharb Darfor
State

Location in Sudan.

Coordinates: 12°53′N 22°58′E / 12.883°N 22.967°E / 12.883; 22.967Coordinates: 12°53′N 22°58′E / 12.883°N 22.967°E / 12.883; 22.967

Country  Sudan
Region Darfur
Capital Geneina
Government
 • Governor Haider Galu Kuma
Area
 • Total 79,460 km2 (30,680 sq mi)
Population (2006 (est.))
 • Total 1,006,801
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

West Darfur (Arabic: غرب دارفور‎; transliterated: Gharb Darfor) is one of the states of Sudan, and one of five comprising the Darfur region. Prior to the creation of two new states in January 2012, it had an area of 79,460 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,007,000 (2006). It borders North and South Darfur to the east. The Chadian prefectures of Biltine and Ouaddaï lie to the west, while to the north is the prefecture of Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti. Al-Junaynah is the capital of the state. West Darfur has been the site of much of the ongoing Darfur conflict.

External links

  • State profile


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