Tibesti Region

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Coordinates: 21°21′16″N 17°00′04″E / 21.35444°N 17.00111°E / 21.35444; 17.00111

Tibesti

تيبستي
Map of Chad showing Tibesti
Map of Chad showing Tibesti
CountryChad
Departments2
Sub-prefectures7
Region2008
CapitalBardaï
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total25,483
 The 2009 census figure is an official estimate.[1]

Tibesti Region is a region in Chad. Its capital is Bardaï.

It was created in 2008 when the former Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region was split into three. The Tibesti Department became the Tibesti Region. The region is named for the Tibesti Mountains, one of the most prominent mountain chains in the Sahara Desert.

The area fell under French rule during the Scramble for Africa in the late 19th century. Prior to 1931 much of the region belonged to what is now Niger, as part of the French West Africa colony.[2]

Subdivisions[change | change source]

The region of Tibesti is divided into two departments:

Department Capital Sub-prefectures
Tibesti Est Bardaï Bardaï, Zoumri, Aouzou, Yebbibou
Tibesti Ouest Zouar Zouar, Wour, Goubonne

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 DEUXIEME RECENSEMENT GENERAL DE LA POPULATION ET DE L’HABITAT: RESULTATS GLOBAUX DEFINITIFS (PDF) (Report). INSEED. March 2012. p. 24. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  2. International Boundary Study No. 73 – Chad-Niger Boundary (PDF), 1 August 1966, retrieved 5 October 2019