Salamat (prefecture)

This article refers to one of the former prefectures of Chad. From 2002 the country was divided into 18 regions.

Salamat Prefecture
Préfecture du Salamat
Prefecture of Chad
1960–1999
Flag of Salamat
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CapitalAm Timan
Area
 • Coordinates11°02′N 20°17′E / 11.033°N 20.283°E / 11.033; 20.283Coordinates: 11°02′N 20°17′E / 11.033°N 20.283°E / 11.033; 20.283
 
• 1960
76,000 km2 (29,000 sq mi)
• 1993
63,000 km2 (24,000 sq mi)
Population 
• 1960
62716
• 1993
184403
History
 • TypePrefecture
Historical eraCold War
• Established[1]
13 February 1960
• Disestablished[1]
1 September 1999
Political subdivisionsSub-prefectures (1993)[2]
  • Aboudeïa
  • Am Timan
  • Harazé
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Salamat Region
Salamat Department
Area and population source:[1]

Salamat was one of the 14 prefectures of Chad. Located in the southeast of the country, Salamat covered an area of 63,000 square kilometers and had a population of 184,403 in 1993. Its capital was Am Timan.

Salamat's population was a mix of both Muslim and non-Muslim peoples.

In the late 1960s, a highly regarded wildlife reserve was destroyed by Chadian rebels, although many native wildlife specimens survived, including elephants and giraffes. The area included some of the only water sources that remained available through the ten-month dry season.

See alsoEdit

2006 Zakouma elephant slaughter

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