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Map of Chad showing Ouaddaï.
Map of Chad showing Ouaddaï.
Regional capitalAbéché

Ouaddaï is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Abéché. It is composed by the former Ouaddaï Prefecture. Its main ethnic groups are the Arabs and the Maba. The economy is based on subsistence agriculture and breeding. The region's present governor is Mahmat Nimir Hamata, who in February 2006 took the place of Danyo Ndokédi.


The region's population was 731,679 inhabitants in 2009.

The main ethnico-linguistic groups are the Maba and the Arabs.


The region of Ouaddaï is divided in 4 departments:

Department Capital Sub-prefectures
Assoungha Adré Adré, Hadjer Hadid, Mabrone, Borota, Molou
Djourf Al Ahmar Am Dam Am Dam, Magrané, Haouich
Ouara Abéché Abéché, Abougoudam, Abdi, Chokoyan, Bourtaïl, Amleyouna
Sila Goz Beïda Goz Beïda, Koukou Angarana, Tissi, Adé

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