Regions of Chad

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Since 2002, the Republic of Chad has been divided into regions. It was previously divided into prefectures, and then departments.

Regions since 2012[edit]

This is a list of the regions of Chad since 2012 with population figures from the 2009 census.[1]


From independence in 1960 until 1999 it was divided into 14 préfectures. These were replaced in 1999 by 28 départements. The country was reorganized again in 2002 to produce 18 régions. In 2008, a further four régions were created, increasing the number to 22. Ennedi Region was split into Ennedi-Est and Ennedi-Ouest in 2012, producing the current 23 regions.[2][3]

Regions (2008–2012)[edit]

Regions (2002–2008)[edit]

Regions created in 2008[edit]

On February 19, 2008, four new regions were created:[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Deuxième Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habititat (RGPH2, 2009)" [Second General Census of Population and Housing] (PDF) (in French). République du Tchad - Institut national de la statistique, des études économiques et démographiques (INSEED). February 2012.
  2. ^ Law, Gwillim. "Regions of Chad". Statoids. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ Déby, Idriss (4 September 2012). "Ordonnance No. 27/PR/2012" (PDF). Republic of Chad. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Ordonnance n° 002/PR/08 portant restructuration de certaines collectivités territoriales décentralisées" [Ordinance No. 002/PR/08 on restructuring of certain decentralized local authorities]. Government of Chad. 19 February 2008. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.

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