Ouaddaï Region

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Coordinates: 13°49′48″N 20°49′58″E / 13.83°N 20.8328°E / 13.83; 20.8328

Ouaddaï

وداي
Map of Chad showing Ouaddaï.
Map of Chad showing Ouaddaï.
CountryChad
Departments3
Sub-prefectures16
Regional capitalAbéché
Government
 • GovernorGénéral Bichara Issa Djadallah (2012)
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total721,166

Ouaddaï (Arabic: وداي‎) is one of the 23 regions of Chad and its capital is Abéché. It was created in 2002 from the former Ouaddaï Prefecture. Its main ethnic groups are the Arab people and the Maba. The economy is based on subsistence agriculture.

In 2008, a portion of the Ouaddaï region (the Sila Department and Djourf Al Ahmar Department) was split off to become the new Sila Region (also known as Dar Sila).

Demography[edit]

The region's population was 721,166 inhabitants in 2009.[1]

The main ethnolinguistic groups are the Maba and the Arabs.

Subdivisions[edit]

Since 2008, the region of Ouaddaï is divided in three departments:

Department Capital Sub-prefectures
Abdi [fr] Abdi [fr] Abdi, Abkar Djombo, Biyeré
Assoungha Adré Adré, Hadjer Hadid, Mabrone, Borota, Molou, Tourane
Ouara Abéché Abéché, Abougoudam, Chokoyan, Bourtaïl, Amleyouna, Gurry, Marfa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DEUXIEME RECENSEMENT GENERAL DE LA POPULATION ET DE L’HABITAT: RESULTATS GLOBAUX DEFINITIFS (PDF) (Report). INSEED. March 2012. p. 24. Retrieved 10 March 2017.