Moundou

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Moundou
Circle in Moundou.jpg
Moundou is located in Chad
Moundou
Moundou
Location in Chad
Coordinates: 8°34′N 16°05′E / 8.567°N 16.083°E / 8.567; 16.083Coordinates: 8°34′N 16°05′E / 8.567°N 16.083°E / 8.567; 16.083
Country  Chad
Region Logone Occidental Region
Department Lac Wey
Sub-Prefecture Moundou
Elevation 413 m (1,355 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 137,929
Time zone +1

Moundou is the second largest city in Chad, and is the capital of the region of Logone Occidental.

The city lies on the Mbéré River (Western Logone) some 475 kilometres south of the capital N'Djamena. It is the main city of the Ngambai people. Moundou has grown as an industrial centre, home to the Gala Brewery, which produces Chad's most popular beer and the cotton and oil industries.

Transport[edit]

Moundou is situated on one of the main roads in southern Chad. The road runs from Léré on the border with Cameroon, through Pala, Kélo, Moundou, Doba, Koumra, and Sarh.[citation needed]

The town is served by Moundou Airport (IATA: MQQICAO: FTTD), with a paved runway.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Moundou
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 37
(98)
39
(103)
41
(106)
41
(105)
36
(97)
34
(93)
32
(89)
32
(89)
31
(88)
33
(91)
36
(96)
36
(96)
35.7
(95.9)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
18
(64)
22
(71)
23
(74)
23
(73)
22
(71)
22
(71)
21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(71)
18
(65)
14
(58)
20.1
(68.1)
Precipitation cm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.1)
4.1
(1.6)
11.9
(4.7)
17
(6.7)
24.4
(9.6)
30.2
(11.9)
24.9
(9.8)
9.7
(3.8)
0.5
(0.2)
0
(0)
123
(48.4)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Sister cities[edit]

Moundou is twinned with:

Demographics[edit]

Year Population[2]
1993 99 530
2008 142 462

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Moundou, Chad". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  2. ^ World Gazetteer: Chad