Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region

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Map of Chad showing Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti

The Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti (BET) was until 2008 one of the then 18 regions of Chad, its capital being Faya-Largeau. It comprised the former Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Prefecture. Most of the region was part of the Sahara desert.

In 2008, this region was split into three new regions: Borkou Region, Ennedi Region, and Tibesti Region.

Subdivisions[edit]

The region of Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti was formerly divided into 4 departments:

Department Capital Sub-prefectures
Borkou Faya-Largeau Borkou Yala, Faya-Largeau, Kouba Olanga, Yebibou, Yarda
Ennedi Est Bahaï Bahaï, Bao Billiat, Kaoura, Mourdi
Ennedi Ouest Fada Fada, Gouro, Kalait, Ounianga
Tibesti Bardaï Aouzou, Bardaï, Wour, Zouar, Zoumri

Demography[edit]

The region had a population of 70,603 inhabitants in 1993, of whom 59,479 are sedentary and 11,124 nomad.

The main ethnico-linguistic groups are the Daza (55.96%), the Teda (22.63%), the Zaghawa (10.17%) and the Arabs (2.57%).

Natural history[edit]

There are a variety of fauna and flora in this region. Previously the Chadian wild dog (Lycaon pictus sharicus) had populations in this region, but they are now regarded as extirpated from the area,[1] due to activities of humans as well as desertification, a phenomenon associated with the expanding human population.

References[edit]

Line notes[edit]

  1. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009


Coordinates: 17°55′00″N 19°07′00″E / 17.9167°N 19.1167°E / 17.9167; 19.1167