Moyen-Chari (region)

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Coordinates: 9°08′46″N 18°23′03″E / 9.14611°N 18.38417°E / 9.14611; 18.38417

Moyen-Chari is one of the 23 regions of Chad, located in the south of the country. Its capital is Sarh. The former prefecture of the same name was larger and included modern Mandoul Region.

Moyen-Chari
Map of Chad showing Moyen-Chari.
Map of Chad showing Moyen-Chari.
CountryChad
Departments3
Sub-prefectures18
Regional capitalSarh
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total588,008

GeographyEdit

The region borders Guéra Region to the north, Salamat Region to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, and Mandoul Region, Tandjilé Region and Chari-Baguirmi to the west. The region is largely flat savannah, with parts of the region protected as part of the Manda National Park. Lake Iro, a suspected impact crater, is located in the north-east.[2][3]

SettlementsEdit

The capital of Moyen-Chari is Sarh, the third largest city in Chad; other major settlements include Alako, Balimba, Baltoubaye, Bohobé, Boum Kebbir, Danamadji, Dindjebo, Djéké Djéké, Korbol, Koumogo, Kounou, Kyabé, Maro, Moussa Foyo, Ngondeye, Roro and Singako[4]

DemographicsEdit

As per the 2009 Chadian census, the region's population was 588,008 inhabitants.[1] The main ethnolinguistic groups are Arab groups such as the Baggara, generally speaking Chadian Arabic, Bagirmi, Boor, Bua, Gula groups such as the Gula Iro and Zan Gula, Kaba groups (speaking language such as Kaba Deme, Kaba Náà and Kulfa), Laal, Lutos, Ndam, Niellim, Sara, Tumak and Tunia.[5]

EconomyEdit

Its economy is based on subsistence agriculture, breeding, cotton and sugarcane.[citation needed]

SubdivisionsEdit

The region of Moyen-Chari is divided into three departments:

Department Capital Sub-prefectures
Barh Köh Sarh Sarh, Korbol, Koumogo, Moussa Foyo, Balimba
Grande Sido Maro [fr] Maro, Danamadji, Djéké Djéké, Sido
Lac Iro Kyabé Kyabé, Bohobé, Boum Kebbir, Ngondeye, Roro, Baltoubaye, Dindjebo, Alako, Singako

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b DEUXIEME RECENSEMENT GENERAL DE LA POPULATION ET DE L’HABITAT: RESULTATS GLOBAUX DEFINITIFS (PDF) (Report). INSEED. March 2012. p. 24. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  2. ^ James B. Garvin (1986). POSSIBLE IMPACT STRUCTURES IN CENTRAL AFRICA
  3. ^ W. Reimold & C. Koeberl (2014). Impact structures in Africa: A review, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Volume 93, May 2014, Pages 57–175.
  4. ^ "Tchad - Régions de Mandoul et Moyen-Chari, Carte de référence (07 septembre 2018)" (PDF). UNOCHA. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Languages of Chad". Ethnologue. Retrieved 27 September 2019.