Am Dam

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Am Dam
Am Dam is located in Chad
Am Dam
Am Dam
Location in Chad
Coordinates: 12°45′44″N 20°28′13″E / 12.76222°N 20.47028°E / 12.76222; 20.47028
Country  Chad
Region Ouaddaï Region
Department Djourf Al Ahmar
Sub-Prefecture Am Dam
Elevation 1,453 ft (443 m)
Time zone + 1

Am Dam is the capital of Djourf Al Ahmar Department in Sila Region, Chad, located at an important crossroads in the Batha River valley. XIK It is a small town about 120 km (75 mi) northwest of Goz-Beida and 700 km (430 mi) by road from the capital N'Djamena.[1] Am Dam is also the name of the Sub-Prefecture that the city is within. The population of the entire Am Dam Sub-Prefecture is 77,593.[2]

The town is served by Am Dam Airport.

History[edit]

It was captured by rebels in their advance on N'Djamena on June 15, 2008.[3] A battle near the town stopped a new rebel offensive in May 2009, with more than 200 reported deaths.[4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 12°45′44″N 20°28′13″E / 12.76222°N 20.47028°E / 12.76222; 20.47028