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15:30:06, Monday, 27 Mar 2017
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Western Bahr El Ghazel State

 

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Wau. Photo: UNMIS/Tim McKulka.
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Wau:

 

General Information:

Wau is the second largest city in Southern Sudan, on the western banks of the Jur River, and is the capital of Western Bahr el Gazal State.
 
Wau is located T 7°42’N 27°59’E, with a nice climate, compared to the rest of the country. Wau has two seasons: dry season from December to April, and rainy season the rest of the year. Altitude: 438 meters
Climate: Max. temp: 38 degrees Celsius
     Min. temp: 18 degrees Celsius
     Rainy Season: May - October
 
Wau’s estimated population is 136,932 inhabitants, from various cultural backgrounds.
 
Beside UNMIS, there are also many other UN Agencies, national and international NGOs in Wau.
 
Accommodation:
 

River Lodge
 Single bed/full board 120USD
Single bed/breakfast 90USD
Contact details: wauriverlodge@gmail.com
carriemacdonald03@gmail.com
Savannah Village
Rates not available
Contact details not available
AFEX Hotel
Rates not available
Contact details not available

 
Communication:
MTN/ZAIN and SUDANI phones and internet services are available
 
Social Amenities:
Ethiopian, Ugandan, Somali and Kenyan restaurants
 
3 main markets are open from 8am to 5pm:
Hadjer market: on the main road, 7 minutes drive from the UN premises
Jau market: most stocked, 20 minutes from UN premises
Wau market: 15 minutes from UN premises, mostly for imported goods and groceries.
 
For food and other goods, shops are open from 7am to 10pm every day.
 
Swimming pool: membership available at River Lodge Complex.
Football Wau Stadium and Isaac stadium for daily practice (Crowded, might be accessible only for local organized groups)
Omnisport tennis, volleyball, and handball … restricted use.
 
Transport:
Commercial flights are available.
Local Taxi (Price varies from distance to other).
Buses are also available in most areas in Wau
 
UNMIS flights available – weekly flight schedule and booking procedures attached
 
Key Facilities:
Local police and emergencies medical facilities available
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