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Map of Chad showing Salamat.
|Regional capital||Am Timan|
|• Governor||Mahamat Maouloud Izzadine (2008)|
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.
The region's population was 302,301 inhabitants in 2009.
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:
|Aboudeïa||Aboudeïa||Aboudeïa, Abgué, Am Habilé|
|Barh Azoum||Am Timan||Am Timan, Djouna, Mouraye|
|Haraze-Mangueigne||Haraze||Haraze, Mangueigne, Daha|
- DEUXIEME RECENSEMENT GENERAL DE LA POPULATION ET DE L’HABITAT: RESULTATS GLOBAUX DEFINITIFS (PDF) (Report). INSEED. March 2012. p. 24. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- "Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016: Development Goals in an Era of Demographic Change", World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, ISBN 978-1-4648-0669-8
- "The World’s Poorest Regions Are not Always Where You’d Expect", Noah Rayman, Time Magazine, Jan. 6, 2015
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