OUADDAï HIGHLANDS is an area in east of
Chad along the border with
Sudan . The
Ennedi Plateau and the OUADDAï HIGHLANDS in the east of
Chad complete the image of a gradually sloping basin, which descends
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
* 4 Ouaddaï prefecture
* 6 See also
* 7 References
Batha River is an important ephemeral river that carries water west
from these highlands during rainy seasons, usually during flash
Ouaddaï highlands mark Chad's eastern border and also divide the
Nile watersheds. These highland areas are part of the East
Saharan montane xeric woodlands ecoregion .
Nile is a former tributary that connected the Ouaddaï
highlands of eastern
Chad to the
Nile River Valley ca. 8000 to ca.
1000 BCE. Its remains are known as the
Wadi Howar . The wadi passes
West Darfur near the northern border with
Chad and meets up
Nile near the southern point of the Great Bend.
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
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 (in present-day
Sudan ) to the northeast of the
Kingdom of Baguirmi .
* Geography of
* ^ 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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