Ouaddaï Region

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Coordinates: 13°49′48″N 20°49′58″E / 13.83°N 20.8328°E / 13.83; 20.8328

Ouaddaï

وداي
Ruins of Quara
Ruins of Quara
Map of Chad showing Ouaddaï.
Map of Chad showing Ouaddaï.
CountryChad
Departments3
Sub-prefectures16
Regional capitalAbéché
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total721,166

Ouaddaï is a region in Chad. The capital city is Abéché.

The region was the heartland of the former Ouaddai Empire, which existed from the early 16th century until 1911. It was defeated by France in the Ouaddai War.

Subdivisions[change | change source]

Since 2008, the region of Ouaddaï is divided into three departments:

Department Capital Sub-prefectures
Abdi Abdi (ville) Abdi, Abkar Djombo, Biyeré
Assoungha Adré Adré, Hadjer Hadid, Mabrone, Borota, Molou, Tourane
Ouara Abéché Abéché, Abougoudam, Chokoyan, Bourtaïl, Amleyouna, Gurry, Marfa

References[change | change source]

  1. DEUXIEME RECENSEMENT GENERAL DE LA POPULATION ET DE L’HABITAT: RESULTATS GLOBAUX DEFINITIFS (PDF) (Report). INSEED. March 2012. p. 24. Retrieved 10 March 2017.