Regions of Chad

Chad is divided into 23 regions. In the last 2012, Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti was divided into three regions. Then the Ennedi region is divided into two separate regions. All regions except N’Djamena are divided into two to four sub-regions. N’Djamena is divided into ten regions.

Regions of Chad Map
Regions of Chad Map

Twenty-Three Regions of Chad

Chad was divided into 14 regions from 1960 to 1999 when the country gained independence. By 1999, it was reorganized and this number was doubled and Chad was divided into 28 regions. In 2002, the number was reduced to 18 new regions. By 2008, this number was rearranged and four new regions were created. Thus, the number of regions was increased to 22. Finally, in 2012, Ennedi region was divided into two and the number of regions was increased to 23.

23 regions of Chad are Batha, Chari-Baguirmi, Hadjer-Lamis, Wadi Fira, Bahr al Gazel, Borkou, Ennedi-Est, Ennedi-Ouest, Guéra, Kanem, Lac, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mandoul, Mayo Kebbi Est, Mayo-Kebbi Ouest, Moyen-Chari, Ouaddaï, Salamat, Sila, Tandjilé, Tibesti, and N’Djamena.

Batha

The Batha Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the central part of the country. The administrative center is Ati. The region is divided into three sub-provinces; Batha Est, Batha Ouest, Fitri. The population of 2009 is 527,031 people.

Chari-Baguirmi

Chari-Baguirmi Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southern part of the country. The administrative center is the city of Massenya. The region is divided into three sub-provinces; Baguirmi, Chari, Loug Chari. The population of 2009 is 621,785.

Hadjer-Lamis

The Hadjer-Lamis Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southwestern part of the country. The administrative center is Massakory city. The region is divided into three sub-provinces; Dababa, Dagana, Haraze Al Biar. The population of 2009 is 562,957.

Wadi Fira

The Wadi Fira Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southeastern part of the country. The administrative center is Biltine. The region is divided into three sub-provinces; Biltine, Dar Tama, Kobé. The population of 2009 is 508,383 people.

Bahr el Gazel

The Bahr al-Gazel region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the middle part of the country. The administrative center is Moussoro. The region is divided into two sub-regions; Barh El Gazel Nord, Barh El Gazel Sud. The population of 2009 is 260,865 people.

Borkou

The Borkou District is one of the 23 regions of Chad and occupies a very large area in the north of the country. The administration center is Faya-Largeau. The region is divided into two sub-regions; Borkou, Borkou Yala. The population of 2009 is 97,251.

Ennedi-Est

The Ennedi-Est Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the northeastern part of the country. The administration center is Am-Djarass. The region is divided into two sub-regions; Am-Djarass, Wadi Hawar. The population of 2009 is 107,302. The Ennedi-Est region is one of the two newest areas in Chad, created in 2012.

Ennedi-Ouest

The Ennedi-Ouest Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the northeastern part of the country. The administrative center is Fada city. The region is divided into two sub-regions; Fada, Mourtcha. The population of 2009 is 60,617. The Ennedi-Ouest region is one of the two newest regions in Chad, created in 2012.

Guéra

The Guéra Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southern part of the country. Its administrative center is in Mongo. The region is divided into four sub-provinces; Abtouyour, Barh Signaka, Guéra, Mangalmé. The population of the year 2009 is 553,795.

Kanem

Kanem Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the middle part of the country. The administrative center is Mao. The region is divided into three sub-provinces; Kanem, Nord Kanem, Wadi Bissam. The population of 2009 is 354,603.

Lac

The Lac Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southwestern part of the country. The administrative center is the city of Bol. The region is divided into two sub-regions; Mamdi, Wayi. The population of 2009 is 451,369 people.

Logone Occidental

The Logone Occidental Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southern part of the country. The administrative center is Moundou city. The region is divided into four sub-provinces; Dodjé, Guéni, Lac Wey, Ngourkosso. The population of 2009 is 683,293.

Logone Oriental

The Logone Oriental Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southern part of the country. The management center is Doba city. The region is subdivided into six sub-provinces; La Nya, La Nya Pendé, La Pendé, Kouh-Est, Kouh-Ouest, Monts de Lam. The population of 2009 is 779,339 people.

Mandoul

The Mandoul Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southern part of the country. The administrative center is Koumra. The region is divided into three sub-provinces; Barh Sara, Mandoul Occidental, Mandoul Oriental. The population of 2009 is 628,065.

Mayo-Kebbi Est

The Mayo-Kebbi Est Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southwest of the country. The administrative center is Bongor. The region is divided into four sub-provinces; Kabbia, Mayo-Boneye, Mayo-Lémié, Mont d’Illi. The population of 2009 is 774,782 people.

Mayo-Kebbi Ouest

The Mayo-Kebbi Ouest Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southwestern part of the country. The administration center is Pala. The region is divided into two sub-regions; Lac Léré, Mayo-Dallah. The population of 2009 is 564,470.

Moyen-Chari

The Moyen-Chari Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southwestern part of the country. The administrative center is Sarh. The region is divided into three sub-provinces; Barh Kôh, Grande Sido, Lac Iro. The population of 2009 is 588,008.

Ouaddaï

Ouaddaï Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the middle of the country. The administrative center is Abéché. The region is divided into three sub-provinces; Abdi, Assoungha, Ouara. The population of 2009 is 721,166 people.

Salamat

Salamat Region is one of the 23 districts of Chad and is located in the southeastern part of the country. Its administrative center is Am Timan. The region is divided into three sub-provinces; Aboudeia, Barh Azoum, Haraze-Mangueigne. The population of 2009 is 302,301.

Sila

The Sila Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southeastern part of the country. The administrative center is Goz Beïda. The region is divided into two sub-regions; Djourf Al Ahmar, Kimiti. The population of 2009 is 387,461.

Tandjilé

The Tandjilé Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the southwestern part of the country. The management center is the city of Laï. The region is divided into two sub-regions; Tandjilly Est, Tandjilly Ouest. The population of the year 2009 is 661,906.

Tibesti

The Tibesti Region is one of the 23 regions of Chad and is located in the northwestern part of the country. The administrative center is Bardaï city. The region is divided into two sub-regions; Tibesti Est, Tibesti Ouest. The population of 2009 is 25,483. It became a region with the disintegration of the Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region.

N’Djamena

N’Djamena is the capital and largest city of Chad with over 720,000 inhabitants. It is located where the Chari River meets the Logon River. It is divided into 10 administrative units called Arrondisment and has a special administrative status.

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