Pendé River

The Pendé River (French: Rivière Pendé) is a river in central Africa. It arises in Ouham-Pendé in the Central African Republic and flows north, forming a short part of the international boundary between the Central African Republic and Chad. It eventually merges with the Logone River near Kim.

Pendé River
Map showing the Pendé River (Center left) within the Chari River drainage basin
Native nameRivière Pendé  (French)
Physical characteristics
 • locationCentral African Republic
 • location
Logone River at Kim, Chad
 • coordinates
9°5′20″N 16°27′55″E / 9.08889°N 16.46528°E / 9.08889; 16.46528Coordinates: 9°5′20″N 16°27′55″E / 9.08889°N 16.46528°E / 9.08889; 16.46528
 • elevation
375 m (1,230 ft)
Basin size15,325 km2 (5,917 sq mi)
 • average128 m3/s (4,500 cu ft/s)

Historically it gave its name to the French administrative district Pendé, which was ceded to Germany as part of Neukamerun at the treaty of Fez 1912.


The flow of the river observed over 28 years (1947–75) in Doba a town in Chad about 70 km above the mouth into the Logon.[1] The at Doba observed average annual flow during this period was 128 m³ / s fed by an area of about 14.300 km ² a majority of the total catchment area of the River.

The average monthly flow of the river Pendé hydrological station of Doba (in m³ / s )

(Calculated using the data for a period of 28 years, 1947–75)