Borkou Region

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Coordinates: 17°55′00″N 19°07′00″E / 17.9167°N 19.1167°E / 17.9167; 19.1167

Borkou

بركو
Inner crater of Emi Koussi, highest mountain in Chad, located in Borkou
Inner crater of Emi Koussi, highest mountain in Chad, located in Borkou
Map of Chad showing the Borkou region
Map of Chad showing the Borkou region
CountryChad
Departments2
Sub-prefectures4
Region2012
CapitalFaya-Largeau
Population
 (2009)
 • Total97,251

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

Borkou is in the Sahara Desert. It has parts of the Tibesti Mountains in its north. The highest point in Chad, Emi Koussi, is in Borkou.[1]

The region is divided into 2 departments - Borkou (capital Faya-Largeau) and Borkou Yala (capital Kirdimi).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Borkou | region, Chad". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-05-31.