The Info List - Ouaddaï Highlands

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


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

Water systems[edit] Batha River is an important ephemeral river that carries water west from these highlands during rainy seasons, usually during flash flooding.[1] The land[edit] Ouaddaï highlands
Ouaddaï highlands
mark Chad's eastern border and also divide the Chad and Nile
watersheds. These highland areas are part of the East Saharan montane xeric woodlands ecoregion. Yellow Nile[edit] The Yellow Nile
is a former tributary that connected the Ouaddaï highlands of eastern Chad
to the Nile
River Valley ca. 8000 to ca. 1000 BCE.[2] Its remains are known as the Wadi Howar. The wadi passes through West Darfur
West Darfur
near the northern border with Chad
and meets up with the Nile
near the southern point of the Great Bend. Ouaddaï prefecture[edit]

Ouaddaï Prefecture

Ouaddaï Prefecture
Ouaddaï Prefecture
was one of the 14 prefectures of 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[edit] The Ouaddai Empire
Ouaddai Empire
(1635–1912) (Also Wadai Empire) was originally a non-Muslim kingdom, located to the east of Lake Chad
in present-day Chad. It emerged in the sixteenth century as an offshoot of the Sultanate of Darfur
Sultanate of Darfur
(in present-day Sudan) to the northeast of the Kingdom of Baguirmi. See also[edit]

Geography of Chad Ouaddaï Region


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

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