Oum Hadjer

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Oum Hadjer
أم هاجر
Oum Hadjer is located in Chad
Oum Hadjer
Oum Hadjer
Location in Chad (Batha highlighted)
Coordinates: 13°17′40″N 19°41′29″E / 13.29444°N 19.69139°E / 13.29444; 19.69139Coordinates: 13°17′40″N 19°41′29″E / 13.29444°N 19.69139°E / 13.29444; 19.69139
Country  Chad
Region Batha
Department Batha Est
Sub-Prefecture Oum Hadjer (أم هاجر)
Elevation 1,180 ft (360 m)
Time zone +1

Oum Hadjer (Arabic: أم هاجر‎‎) is a small city in Chad, and the capital of Batha Est Department. It straddles the ephemeral Batha River, lies on the main road between Khartoum and N'Djamena, and has a small airport.

Strategically located, it has been contested by government and rebel forces in 1982, 1990, and January 2008.[1][2][3]

Oum Hadjer is also the name of the Sub-Prefecture that the city is within. The population of the entire Oum Hadjer Sub-Prefecture is about 14,500.[4]

The town is served by Oum Hadjer Airport.