Am Timan

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Am Timan
أم تيمان
Am Timan is located in Chad
Am Timan
Am Timan
Location in Chad
Coordinates: 11°2′N 20°17′E / 11.033°N 20.283°E / 11.033; 20.283Coordinates: 11°2′N 20°17′E / 11.033°N 20.283°E / 11.033; 20.283
Country  Chad
Region Salamat Region
Department Barh Azoum
Sub-Prefecture Am Timan
Elevation 407 m (1,335 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 38,261
Time zone + 1

Am Timan (Arabic: أم تيمان, ʾUmm Tīmān) is a city in Chad and is the capital of the region of Salamat Region It also richest region in the country. Amtiman also known as Dabengat) Chad which mean the resources of the products. most of economy is coming from Salamat region.Such as fish ,vegetables and anomalies meat etc. In Arabic, Am Timan means "mother of twins," although the reason for the name was back then there a female of Buffalo gave a twins birth in that particular place so the name came from there/ As the capital of the prefecture, it has the area' of many towns and villages arounds in including Zakuma national park. The city has no universal but there are schools and colleges, and a clinic, and hosts the largest market day and holiday celebrations.

During the conflict period, a cotton plantation and processing plant just outside the city were destroyed.

The city's sand airport was upgraded by the French Foreign Legion in 1971 to allow military air transports to supply the anti-rebel effort. At the time, the only practical way in or out of the city was by air.

Since the dry season lasts for about seven months of the year, water becomes a problem as the dry season progresses. Aquifers are accessed by digging deeper and deeper into the bed of the Bahr Salamat (river). The river becomes strong flowing with the onset of rain, however, and the children enjoy swimming in it.


October 2006[edit]

On 23 October 2006, the city was claimed to be captured by Union of Forces for Democracy, the main Chadian rebel group. The government of Chad disputed this claim.[1]


Year Population[2]
1993 21 269
2008 30 443