Batha Region

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Coordinates: 13°12′50″N 18°20′10″E / 13.214°N 18.336°E / 13.214; 18.336

Batha
Region
Map of Chad showing Batha.
Map of Chad showing Batha.
Country Chad
Departments 3
Sub-prefectures 10
Regional capital Ati
Government
 • Governor Loum Hinansou Laina (2013)
Population (2009)
 • Total 527,031

Batha is one of the 22 regions of Chad, composed of what was formerly Batha Prefecture. It is located in the centre of the country. The regional capital is Ati.

Demography[edit]

The region's population was 288,074 inhabitants in 1993, of whom 244,010 were permanent residents (rural, 207,997; urban, 36,017), and 44,064 were nomadic residents.

The main ethnico-linguistic groups are the Arabs (33.62%), the Bilala (18.11%), the Kuka (15.71%), the Masalit (5.73%) and the Mesmédjé (5.61%).

Subdivisions[edit]

The region of Batha is divided into three departments:

Department Capital (chef-lieu) Sub-prefectures
Batha Est Oum Hadjer Am Sack, Assinet, Haraze Djombo Kibit, Oum Hadjer
Batha Ouest Ati Ati, Djedaa, Koundjourou, Hidjilidje
Fitri Yao Am Djamena, Yao

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