Biltine, Chad

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Biltine
بلتن
Nickname(s): Biltini
Biltine is located in Chad
Biltine
Biltine
Location in Chad
Coordinates: 14°31′39″N 20°55′36″E / 14.52750°N 20.92667°E / 14.52750; 20.92667
Country  Chad
Region Wadi Fira Region
Department Biltine Department
Sub-Prefecture Biltine
Population (2009)
 • Total 11,840
Time zone +1

Biltine (Arabic: بلتن) is a city in Chad, and the capital of Wadi Fira region (previously Biltine prefecture).

The town was briefly captured on November 25, 2006 by the RADF, a rebel group, then recaptured the next day by the government, along with nearby Abéché that had been captured by a different rebel group, the UFDD.[1] On June 16, 2008 the town was the scene of a battle between rebels on government forces, with the rebels said to have won.[2]

The town is served by Biltine Airport.

Demographics[edit]

Year Population[3]
1993 8 100
2009 11 840

References[edit]


Coordinates: 14°31′39″N 20°55′36″E / 14.52750°N 20.92667°E / 14.52750; 20.92667