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

Salamat
Region
Map of Chad showing Salamat.
Map of Chad showing Salamat.
CountryChad
Departments3
Sub-prefectures9
Regional capitalAm Timan
Government
 • GovernorMahamat Maouloud Izzadine (2008)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total302,301

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]

Demography[edit]

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

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

Subdivisions[edit]

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

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.
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ region in the world/ "The World’s Poorest Regions Are not Always Where You’d Expect", Noah Rayman, Time Magazine, Jan. 6, 2015