Regions of Chad

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The Republic of Chad is made up of twenty-three regions.

Chad was divided into regions in 2002. It was previously divided into prefectures, and then departments.

Current regions[edit]

This is a list of the regions of Chad since 2012, with population figures from the 2021 census.[1]

Administrative regions of Chad since 2012
Population map of administrative regions of Chad.
No. Region Pop.
Capital Departments
1 Batha 486,000 Ati Batha Est, Batha Ouest, Fitri
22 Chari-Baguirmi 582,000 Massenya Baguirmi, Chari, Loug Chari
23 Hadjer-Lamis 557,000 Massakory Dababa, Dagana , Haraze Al Biar
5 Wadi Fira 505,000 Biltine Biltine, Dar Tama, Kobé
2 Bahr el Gazel 251,000 Moussoro Barh El Gazel Nord, Barh El Gazel Sud
3 Borkou 87,000 Faya-Largeau Borkou, Borkou Yala
8 Ennedi-Est 99,000 Am-Djarass Am-Djarass (department), Wadi Hawar
12 Ennedi-Ouest 58,000 Fada Fada, Mourtcha
9 Guéra 531,000 Mongo Abtouyour, Barh Signaka, Guéra, Mangalmé
13 Kanem 328,000 Mao Kanem, Nord Kanem, Wadi Bissam
14 Lac 430,000 Bol Mamdi, Wayi
11 Logone Occidental 685,000 Moundou Dodjé, Guéni, Lac Wey, Ngourkosso
7 Logone Oriental 772,000 Doba La Nya, La Nya Pendé, La Pendé, Kouh-Est, Kouh-Ouest, Monts de Lam
15 Mandoul 623,000 Koumra Barh Sara, Mandoul Occidental, Mandoul Oriental
6 Mayo-Kebbi Est 769,000 Bongor Kabbia, Mayo-Boneye, Mayo-Lémié, Mont d'Illi
10 Mayo-Kebbi Ouest 560,000 Pala Lac Léré, Mayo-Dallah
19 Moyen-Chari 584,000 Sarh Barh Kôh, Grande Sido, Lac Iro
4 Ouaddaï 720,000 Abéché Abdi, Assoungha, Ouara
17 Salamat 299,000 Am Timan Aboudeïa, Barh Azoum, Haraze-Mangueigne
18 Sila 383,000 Goz Beïda Djourf Al Ahmar, Kimiti
20 Tandjilé 657,000 Laï Tandjilé Est, Tandjilé Ouest
21 Tibesti 24,000 Bardaï Tibesti Est, Tibesti Ouest
16 N'Djamena (capital) 807,000 N'Djamena 10 dawāʾir or arrondissements


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 of Chad 2008–2012 (numbered corresponding to table at left)
Key on map Region Capital
1 Batha Ati
2 Chari-Baguirmi Massenya
3 Hadjer-Lamis Massakory
4 Wadi Fira Biltine
5 Bahr el Gazel Moussoro
6 Borkou Faya-Largeau
7 Ennedi Fada
8 Guéra Mongo
9 Kanem Mao
10 Lac Bol
11 Logone Occidental Moundou
12 Logone Oriental Doba
13 Mandoul Koumra
14 Mayo-Kebbi Est Bongor
15 Mayo-Kebbi Ouest Pala
16 Moyen-Chari Sarh
17 Ouaddaï Abéché
18 Salamat Am Timan
19 Sila Goz Beïda
20 Tandjilé Laï
21 Tibesti Bardaï
22 N'Djamena (capital) N'Djamena

Regions (2002–2008)[edit]

Regions of Chad 2002–2008 (numbered corresponding to table at left)
No. Region Capital Departments
1 Batha Ati Batha Est, Batha Ouest, Fitri
2 Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Faya-Largeau Borkou, Ennedi Est, Ennedi Ouest, Tibesti
3 Chari-Baguirmi Massenya Baguirmi, Chari, Loug Chari
4 Guéra Mongo Barh Signaka, Guéra
5 Hadjer-Lamis Massakory Dababa, Dagana, Haraze Al Biar
6 Kanem Mao Barh El Gazel, Kanem
7 Lac Bol Mamdi, Wayi
8 Logone Occidental Moundou Dodjé, Lac Wey, Ngourkosso
9 Logone Oriental Doba La Nya Pendé, La Pendé, Monts de Lam, La Nya (1)
10 Mandoul Koumra Barh Sara, Mandoul Occidental, Mandoul Oriental
11 Mayo-Kebbi Est Bongor Mayo-Boneye, Kabbia, Mont d'Illi (1), Mayo Lemie (1)
12 Mayo-Kebbi Ouest Pala Lac Léré, Mayo-Dallah
13 Moyen-Chari Sarh Barh Köh, Grande Sido, Lac Iro
14 Ouaddaï Abéché Assoungha, Djourf Al Ahmar, Ouara, Sila
15 Salamat Am Timan Aboudeïa, Barh Azoum, Haraze Mangueigne
16 Tandjilé Laï Tandjilé Est, Tandjilé Ouest
17 Wadi Fira Biltine Biltine, Dar Tama, Kobé
18 N'Djamena (capital) N'Djamena 10 arrondissements

(1) created in 2004

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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