Regions of Chad

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The Republic of Chad is made up of twenty-three regions.

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Chad was divided into regions in 2002. It was previously divided into prefectures, and then departments.

Current regions

This is a list of the regions of Chad since 2012, with population figures from the 2009 census. [1]

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Administrative regions of Chad since 2012
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Population map of administrative regions of Chad.
No.RegionPop.
(2009)
CapitalDepartments
1 Batha 488,458 Ati Batha Est, Batha Ouest, Fitri
22 Chari-Baguirmi 578,425 Massenya Baguirmi, Chari, Loug Chari
23 Hadjer-Lamis 566,858 Massakory Dababa, Dagana , Haraze Al Biar
5 Wadi Fira 508,383 Biltine Biltine, Dar Tama, Kobé
2 Bahr el Gazel 257,267 Moussoro Barh El Gazel Nord, Barh El Gazel Sud
3 Borkou 93,584 Faya-Largeau Borkou, Borkou Yala
8 Ennedi-Est 107,302 Am-Djarass Am-Djarass, Wadi Hawar
12 Ennedi-Ouest 60,617 Fada Fada, Mourtcha
9 Guéra 538,359 Mongo Abtouyour, Barh Signaka, Guéra, Mangalmé
13 Kanem 333,387 Mao Kanem, Nord Kanem, Wadi Bissam
14 Lac 331,496 Bol Mamdi, Wayi
11 Logone Occidental 689,044 Moundou Dodjé, Guéni, Lac Wey, Ngourkosso
7 Logone Oriental 779,339 Doba La Nya, La Nya Pendé, La Pendé, Kouh-Est, Kouh-Ouest, Monts de Lam
15 Mandoul 628,065 Koumra Barh Sara, Mandoul Occidental, Mandoul Oriental
6 Mayo-Kebbi Est 774,782 Bongor Kabbia, Mayo-Boneye, Mayo-Lémié, Mont d'Illi
10 Mayo-Kebbi Ouest 564,470 Pala Lac Léré, Mayo-Dallah
19 Moyen-Chari 588,008 Sarh Barh Kôh, Grande Sido, Lac Iro
4 Ouaddaï 721,166 Abéché Abdi, Assoungha, Ouara
17 Salamat 302,301 Am Timan Aboudeïa, Barh Azoum, Haraze-Mangueigne
18 Sila 387,461 Goz Beïda Djourf Al Ahmar, Kimiti
20 Tandjilé 661,906 Laï Tandjilé Est, Tandjilé Ouest
21 Tibesti 25,483 Bardaï Tibesti Est, Tibesti Ouest
16 N'Djamena (capital)951,418N'Djamena10 dawāʾir or arrondissements

History

From independence in 1960 until 1999 it was divided into 14 préfectures. These were replaced in 1999 by 28 départements. The country was reorganized again in 2002 to produce 18 régions. In 2008, a further four régions were created, increasing the number to 22. Ennedi Region was split into Ennedi-Est and Ennedi-Ouest in 2012, producing the current 23 regions. [2] [3]

Regions (2008–2012)

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Regions of Chad 20082012 (numbered corresponding to table at left)
Key on mapRegionCapital
1 Batha Ati
2 Chari-Baguirmi Massenya
3 Hadjer-Lamis Massakory
4 Wadi Fira Biltine
5 Bahr el Gazel Moussoro
6 Borkou Faya-Largeau
7 Ennedi Fada
8 Guéra Mongo
9 Kanem Mao
10 Lac Bol
11 Logone Occidental Moundou
12 Logone Oriental Doba
13 Mandoul Koumra
14 Mayo-Kebbi Est Bongor
15 Mayo-Kebbi Ouest Pala
16 Moyen-Chari Sarh
17 Ouaddaï Abéché
18 Salamat Am Timan
19 Sila Goz Beïda
20 Tandjilé Laï
21 Tibesti Bardaï
22 N'Djamena (capital)N'Djamena

Regions (2002–2008)

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Regions of Chad 20022008 (numbered corresponding to table at left)
No.RegionCapitalDepartments
1 Batha Ati Batha Est, Batha Ouest, Fitri
2 Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Faya-Largeau Borkou, Ennedi Est, Ennedi Ouest, Tibesti
3 Chari-Baguirmi Massenya Baguirmi, Chari, Loug Chari
4 Guéra Mongo Barh Signaka, Guéra
5 Hadjer-Lamis Massakory Dababa, Dagana, Haraze Al Biar
6 Kanem Mao Barh El Gazel, Kanem
7 Lac Bol Mamdi, Wayi
8 Logone Occidental Moundou Dodjé, Lac Wey, Ngourkosso
9 Logone Oriental Doba La Nya Pendé, La Pendé, Monts de Lam, La Nya (1)
10 Mandoul Koumra Barh Sara, Mandoul Occidental, Mandoul Oriental
11 Mayo-Kebbi Est Bongor Mayo-Boneye, Kabbia, Mont d'Illi (1), Mayo Lemie (1)
12 Mayo-Kebbi Ouest Pala Lac Léré, Mayo-Dallah
13 Moyen-Chari Sarh Barh Köh, Grande Sido, Lac Iro
14 Ouaddaï Abéché Assoungha, Djourf Al Ahmar, Ouara, Sila
15 Salamat Am Timan Aboudeïa, Barh Azoum, Haraze Mangueigne
16 Tandjilé Laï Tandjilé Est, Tandjilé Ouest
17 Wadi Fira Biltine Biltine, Dar Tama, Kobé
18 N'Djamena (capital)N'Djamena10 arrondissements

(1) created in 2004

Regions created in 2008

On February 19, 2008, four new regions were created: [4]

See also

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Geography of Chad African country

Chad is one of the 48 landlocked countries in the world and is located in North Central Africa, measuring 1,284,000 square kilometers (495,755 sq mi), nearly twice the size of France and slightly more than three times the size of California. Most of its ethnically and linguistically diverse population lives in the south, with densities ranging from 54 persons per square kilometer in the Logone River basin to 0.1 persons in the northern B.E.T. (Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti) desert region, which itself is larger than France. The capital city of N'Djaména, situated at the confluence of the Chari and Logone Rivers, is cosmopolitan in nature, with a current population in excess of 700,000 people.

Bahr el Gazel was formerly a department in the Kanem Region of Chad.

Kanem (region) Region of Chad

Kanem is one of the 23 regions of Chad. It is named after the famous Kanem Empire, which was centred in this vicinity. The region's capital is Mao. It was created in 2002 from the former Prefecture of Kanem. In 2008, a portion of the Kanem region was split off to become the new Bahr el Gazel Region.

Departments of Chad

The regions of Chad are divided into 61 departments. The departments are listed below, by name and by region.

Batha (region) Region of Chad

Batha is one of the 23 regions of Chad, located in the centre of the country. It is composed of what was formerly Batha Prefecture with some slight boundary adjustments. The capital of the region is Ati.

Administrative divisions of Chad

The administrative divisions of Chad have often changed since 1900, when the territory was first created by France as part of its colonial empire, with the name Territoire Militaire des pays et protectorats du Tchad. The first subdivision took place in 1910, when 9 circumscriptions were made, named départements (departments) in 1935 and régions (regions) in 1947. As for the regions, they were further divided in districts.

Ouaddaï Region Region of Chad

Ouaddaï is a region of Chad, located in the south-east of the country, with its capital at Abéché. Prior to 2002 it was known as Ouaddaï Prefecture; in 2008 the southern portions of Ouaddaï were split off to become the new Sila Region.

Borkou is one of two departments of the Borkou Region in Chad. It was established by Ordinance No. 002/PR/08 of 19 February 2008. Its capital is Faya-Largeau.

Sub-prefectures of Chad

The departments of Chad are divided into 348 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures).

Borkou (region of Chad) Region of Chad

The Borkou region is a region of Chad which was created in 2008 from the Borkou department of the former Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti region. Its capital is Faya-Largeau.

Bahr el Gazel (region of Chad) Region of Chad

Barh El Gazel is one of the 23 regions of Chad. The region's name may also be written as Barh El Gazal or Bahr el Gazel. Its capital is the town of Moussoro. The region was created in 2008 from the former Barh El Gazel Department of the Kanem Region.

Sila Region Region of Chad

Sila or Dar Sila is a region of Chad, located in the south-east of the country. It was created in 2008 from the departments of Sila and Djourf Al Ahmar which were previously part of Ouaddaï Region. The capital of the region is Goz Beïda.

Ennedi-Ouest (region) Region of Chad

Ennedi-Ouest Region is one of the twenty-three regions of Chad.

Borkou Yala is a department of Borkou Region in Chad. It was created by Order No. 002 / PR / 08 of 19 February 2008. Its chief town is Kirdimi.

Nord Kanem is a department of Kanem Region in Chad. It was created by Ordinance No. 002 / PR / 08, on February 19, 2008. Its capital is Nokou.

Tibesti Est is a departments of Tibesti Region in Chad. It was created by Ordinance No. 002 / PR / 08 of 19 February 2008. Its chief town is Bardai.

Tibesti Ouest is a department of Tibesti Region in Chad. It was created by Ordinance No. 002 / PR / 08 of 19 February 2008. Its seat is Zouar

Wadi Bissam is a department of Kanem Region in Chad. It was created by Order No. 002 / PR / 08 of 19 February 2008. Its chief town is Mondo.

Wadi Hawar is a department in the Ennedi-Est region of the Republic of Chad.

References

  1. "Deuxième Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habititat (RGPH2, 2009)" [Second General Census of Population and Housing](PDF) (in French). République du Tchad - Institut national de la statistique, des études économiques et démographiques (INSEED). February 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 Dec 2014.
  2. Law, Gwillim. "Regions of Chad". Statoids. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. Déby, Idriss (4 September 2012). "Ordonnance No. 27/PR/2012" (PDF). Republic of Chad. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. "Ordonnance n° 002/PR/08 portant restructuration de certaines collectivités territoriales décentralisées" [Ordinance No. 002/PR/08 on restructuring of certain decentralized local authorities]. Government of Chad. 19 February 2008. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.

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