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Biltine Prefecture was one of the 14 prefectures of Chad. Located in the east of the country, Biltine covered an area of 46,850 square kilometers and had a population of 184,807 in 1993. Its capital was Biltine. The Amdang language, spoken in parts of the prefecture, is sometimes called "Biltine".

Biltine Prefecture
Préfecture du Biltine
Prefecture of Chad
1960–1999
Flag of Biltine
Chad-Biltine.PNG
CapitalBiltine
Area
 • Coordinates14°31′N 20°55′E / 14.517°N 20.917°E / 14.517; 20.917Coordinates: 14°31′N 20°55′E / 14.517°N 20.917°E / 14.517; 20.917
 
• 1960
55,000 km2 (21,000 sq mi)
• 1993
46,850 km2 (18,090 sq mi)
Population 
• 1960
141686
• 1993
187807
 • TypePrefecture
Historical eraCold War
• Established[1]
1960
• Disestablished[1]
1 September 1999
Political subdivisionsSub-prefectures (1993)[2]
  • Am Zoer
  • Arada
  • Biltine
  • Guéréda
  • Iriba
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Ouaddaï Prefecture
Biltine Department
Area and population source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Administrative Divisions of Countries: Regions of Chad". www.statoids.com.
  2. ^ "Administrative Divisions of Countries: Departments of Chad". www.statoids.com.


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See also : Regions of Chad - Departments of Chad