Bourkou was formerly one of four departments in the Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region of Chad, in the northern Saharan territory of Borkou. In 2008 the Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region was split into three, and the former Bourkou department became a separate region under the same name.
- Kouba Olanga
- Ordonnance n° 002/PR/08 portant restructuration de certaines collectivités territoriales décentralisées
- "List of governorates, prefectures, and sub-prefectures of Chad, and associated codes" (PDF) (in French). CPIG - Tchad (Comité de Promotion de l'Information Géographique au Tchad). April 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2010. External link in
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