Salamat Region

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Coordinates: 11°02′24″N 20°17′01″E / 11.04000°N 20.28361°E / 11.04000; 20.28361

Map of Chad showing Salamat.
Map of Chad showing Salamat.
Country Chad
Departments 3
Sub-prefectures 9
Regional capital Am Timan
 • Governor Mahamat Maouloud Izzadine (2008)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 302,301

Salamat is one of the 23 regions of Chad. The region's capital is Am Timan. Salamat's economy is based on subsistence agriculture, fishery and cotton. Salamat has been described as the "poorest region in the world" by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and other sources.[2][3]


The region's population was 302,301 inhabitants in 2009.[1]

The main ethnolinguistic groups are the Arabs (Salamats, Hemats, Rachids, Kolomats), the Kibets and the Roungas.


The region of Salamat is divided into three departments:

Department Capital Sub-prefectures
Aboudeïa Aboudeïa Aboudeïa, Abgué, Am Habilé
Barh Azoum Am Timan Am Timan, Djouna, Mouraye
Haraze-Mangueigne Haraze Haraze, Mangueigne, Daha