Moundou


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Moundou

 

a city on the Logone River in the Republic of Chad; the capital of the Occidental Logone Prefecture. Population, 39,600 (1972). Moundou is the center of a cotton-growing region. It has enterprises of the food industry (a cotton-oil mill and a brewery), a cigarette factory, and a bicycle and motor assembly plant. The city is the site of a steam power plant and an airport.

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AMASOT was formally recognized by the Ministry of Interior and Security in January 2002 and the following month regional branches of AMASOT were established in Abeche, Mongo, Moundou, N'Djamena, Pala, and Sarh.
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