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Note: Following the 2005 peace agreement, the Government of Southern Sudan administered the 10 southern states of The Sudan (see Sudan states). At independence on 9 Jul 2011, these became the 10 states of the Republic of South Sudan.  On 29 Dec 2015 the government dissolved South Sudan's 10 states and created 28 new ones.  Created from Greater Equatoria - Imatong, Namorunyang, Maridi, Amadi, Gbudwe, Jubek, Terekeka and Yei River; created from Greater Bhar el Ghazal - Wau, Aweil, Lol, Aweil East, Twic, Gogrial East, Tonj, Eastern Lake,
Western Lake, and Gok; created from Greater Upper Nile - Northern Liech, Southern Liech, Ruweng, Eastern Nile, Jonglei, Western Nile, Western Bieh, Eastern Bieh, Latjor and Boma. In Jan 2017, President Salva Kiir decreed a further subdivision of the country from 28 into 32 states.  On 22 Dec 2014, rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar declared the 10 states of South Sudan dissolved and the formation of 21 new states in a federal system. The declaration was not recognized by the South Sudanese government. This was not recognized by the government of South Sudan in Juba.

Central Equatoria

[Central Equatoria former flag
                          (South Sudan)]
                     Former Flag
[Central Equatoria (South Sudan)] 
                     Current Flag

 9 Jul 2011                Central Equatoria state.

18 Jul 2005 - Dec 2015     Clement Wani Konga (Kilimant Wani)
                             (acting to 30 Sep 2005)

Eastern Equatoria

[Eastern Equatoria old flag (South
                   Former Flag
[Eastern Equatoria
                          (South Sudan)]                               Current Flag

 9 Jul 2011                Eastern Equatoria state.

20 May 2010 - Dec 2015     Louis Lobong


[Jonglei (South Sudan)]

 9 Jul 2011                Jonglei state.

17 Dec 2007 -              Kuol Manyang Juuk


[Lakes state old flag (South
                     Former Flag
[Lakes state (South Sudan)] 
                     Current Flag

 9 Jul 2011                Lakes state.

28 May 2010 - Dec 2015     Chol Tong Mayay Jang

Northern Bahr el-Ghazal

[Northern Bahr el Ghazal
                (South Sudan)]

 9 Jul 2011                Northern Bahr el-Ghazal state.

27 Mar 2008 - Apr 2014     Paul Malong Awan Anei
Apr 2014 - 14 Apr 2015     Kuel Aguer Kuel
14 Apr 2015 - Dec 2015     Salva Chol Ayat

Upper Nile

[Upper Nile former flag (South
                     Former Flag
[Upper Nile flag (South Sudan)] 
                     Current Flag

 9 Jul 2011                Upper Nile state.


25 May 2010 - Dec 2015     Simon Kun Puoch 


[Unity state (South Sudan)]

 9 Jul 2011                Unity state.

30 Sep 2005 - Dec 2015     Taban Deng Gai


[Warrap state (South Sudan)]

 9 Jul 2011                Warrap state.

25 May 2010 - Dec 2015     Nyandeng Malek Deliech (f)

Western Bahr el-Ghazal

[Western Bahr al Ghazal
                (South Sudan)]

 9 Jul 2011                Western Bahr el-Ghazal state.

18 May 2010 - Dec 2015     Riziq Zachariah Hassan

Western Equatoria

[Western Equatoria (South

 9 Jul 2011                Western Equatoria state.

26 May 2010 - Dec 2015     Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro

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