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Mountains of South Sudan

South Sudan’s topography features several mountainous regions, contributing to the country’s diverse landscape. While South Sudan is not primarily known for its mountains compared to other geographical features like plains and swamps, there are notable mountain ranges and elevated areas across different parts of the country.

These mountainous regions contribute to the country’s ecological diversity and provide habitats for various plant and animal species. They also hold cultural significance for the local populations, often playing roles in traditional beliefs, folklore, and livelihoods.

While not as extensive or towering as mountain ranges found in other parts of the world, the mountains and highland areas in South Sudan contribute to the country’s geographical diversity and offer opportunities for adventure and exploration within the region.

Major Mountains of South Sudan

Imatong Mountains

Situated in the southern part of South Sudan near the border with Uganda, the Imatong Mountains are the highest range in the country. Mount Kinyeti, within the Imatong range, is the highest peak in South Sudan, reaching an elevation of approximately 3,187 meters (10,456 feet) above sea level. These mountains are known for their scenic beauty and diverse flora and fauna.

Aberdare Range

Located in the southeastern part of South Sudan near the border with Kenya, the Didinga Hills are a series of hills and low mountains that form part of the landscape in the region. The area is inhabited by various ethnic groups, including the Didinga people.

Boma Plateau

While not a mountain range, the Boma Plateau in the eastern part of South Sudan is a highland region with elevations averaging around 600 to 800 meters (1,970 to 2,625 feet) above sea level. This plateau region has a distinct geography compared to the surrounding lowlands.