Ouham-Pendé is one of the 16 prefectures of the Central African Republic.[1][2] Its capital is Bozoum. The region contains several ghost towns such as Goroumo, Beogombo Deux and Paoua due to government forces ransacking them and armed bandits killing all the male inhabitants over the years from 2005 to 2008.[3][4]

Ouham-Pendé, prefecture of Central African Republic
Ouham-Pendé, prefecture of Central African Republic
CountryCentral African Republic
 • Total32,100 km2 (12,400 sq mi)
 (2003 census)
 • Total430,506
 • Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)

In the north it has a border with Cameroon and Chad. In the south is the prefecture Ombella-Mpoko, in the south-west the prefecture Nana-Mambéré and in the east the prefecture Ouham.


  1. ^ "Population Prefecture". stat-centrafrique.com. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Central African Republic Prefectures". statoids.com. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Massacre haunts CAR villagers". BBC. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  4. ^ "Deserted villages and abandoned lives". BBC. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2008-12-18.

Coordinates: 7°00′N 16°00′E / 7.000°N 16.000°E / 7.000; 16.000