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OUADDAï HIGHLANDS is an area in east of Chad
Chad
along the border with Sudan
Sudan
. The Ennedi Plateau and the OUADDAï HIGHLANDS in the east of Chad
Chad
complete the image of a gradually sloping basin, which descends towards Lake Chad
Chad
. There are also central highlands in the Guera region rising to 1,500 m (4,921 ft).

CONTENTS

* 1 Water systems * 2 The land * 3 Yellow Nile
Nile
* 4 Ouaddaï prefecture * 5 Ouaddai Empire * 6 See also * 7 References

WATER SYSTEMS

Batha River is an important ephemeral river that carries water west from these highlands during rainy seasons, usually during flash flooding .

THE LAND

Ouaddaï highlands
Ouaddaï highlands
mark Chad's eastern border and also divide the Chad
Chad
and Nile
Nile
watersheds. These highland areas are part of the East Saharan montane xeric woodlands ecoregion .

YELLOW NILE

The Yellow Nile
Nile
is a former tributary that connected the Ouaddaï highlands of eastern Chad
Chad
to the Nile
Nile
River Valley ca. 8000 to ca. 1000 BCE. Its remains are known as the Wadi Howar
Wadi Howar
. The wadi passes through West Darfur
West Darfur
near the northern border with Chad
Chad
and meets up with the Nile
Nile
near the southern point of the Great Bend.

OUADDAï PREFECTURE

Ouaddaï Prefecture

OUADDAï PREFECTURE was one of the 14 prefectures of Chad
Chad
. Located in the east of the country, Ouaddaï covered an area of 76,240 square kilometers and had a population of 543,900 in 1993. Its capital was Abéché .

OUADDAI EMPIRE

The Ouaddai Empire (1635–1912) (Also WADAI EMPIRE) was originally a non-Muslim kingdom, located to the east of Lake Chad
Chad
in present-day Chad
Chad
. It emerged in the sixteenth century as an offshoot of the Sultanate of Darfur (in present-day Sudan
Sudan
) to the northeast of the Kingdom of Baguirmi .

SEE ALSO

* Geography of Chad
Chad
* Ouaddaï Region

REFERENCES

* ^ Country studies * ^ Keding, B (2000). "New data on the Holocene occupation of the Wadi Howar
Wadi Howar
region (Eastern Sahara/Sudan)." _Studies in African Archaeology_ 7, 89–104.

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