Salamat Prefecture

Salamat Prefecture
Préfecture du Salamat
Prefecture of Chad



Capital Am Timan
11°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
Government Prefecture
Historical era Cold War
  Established[1] 13 February 1960
  Disestablished[1] 1 September 1999
  1960 76,000 km2 (29,344 sq mi)
  1993 63,000 km2 (24,324 sq mi)
  1960 62,716 
Density 0.8 /km2  (2.1 /sq mi)
  1993 184,403 
Density 2.9 /km2  (7.6 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions Sub-prefectures (1993)[2]
  • Aboudeïa
  • Am Timan
  • Harazé
Area and population source:[1]

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

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 also

2006 Zakouma elephant slaughter


Prefectures of Chad

Batha · Biltine · Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti · Chari-Baguirmi · Guéra · Kanem · Lac · Logone Occidental · Logone Oriental · Mayo-Kébbi · Moyen-Chari · Ouaddaï · Salamat · Tandjilé ·

See also : Regions of Chad - Departments of Chad

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