Gamba, Chad

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Gamba
خامبا
Town
Gamba is located in Chad
Gamba
Gamba
Location in Chad
Coordinates: 9°42′20″N 14°52′52″E / 9.70556°N 14.88111°E / 9.70556; 14.88111Coordinates: 9°42′20″N 14°52′52″E / 9.70556°N 14.88111°E / 9.70556; 14.88111
Country  Chad
Region Mayo-Kebbi Ouest Region
Department Mayo-Dallah
Sub-prefecture Pala

Gamba (Arabic: خامبا‎) or Ganba is a small town in the Mayo-Kebbi Ouest Region of southwestern Chad. It is located approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Pala, to the southwest of Fianga, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the border with Cameroon. Elephant poaching in the area is a problem and of the worst massacres took place in 14-15 March 2013 when 89 elephants, including 33 pregnant females and 15 calves, were slaughtered by poachers near the town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poachers Kill At Least 89 Elephants In Chad". WWF. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.