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Coordinates: 21°21′16″N 17°00′04″E / 21.35444°N 17.00111°E / 21.35444; 17.00111

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Tibesti

تيبستي
Map of Chad showing Tibesti
Map of Chad showing Tibesti
Country Chad
Departments 2
Sub-prefectures 7
Region 2008
Capital Bardaï
Population
 (2009)
 • Total 25,483
  The 2009 census figure is an official estimate.

Tibesti Region is a region in Chad. Its capital is Bardaï.

It was created in 2008 when the former Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region was split into three. The Tibesti Department became the Tibesti Region. The region is named for the Tibesti Mountains, one of the most prominent mountain chains in the Sahara Desert.

The area fell under French rule during the Scramble for Africa in the late 19th century. Prior to 1931 much of the region belonged to what is now Niger, as part of the French West Africa colony.

Subdivisions

The region of Tibesti is divided into two departments:

Department Capital Sub-prefectures
Tibesti Est Bardaï Bardaï, Zoumri, Aouzou, Yebbibou
Tibesti Ouest Zouar Zouar, Wour, Goubonne
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