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Moundou is located in Chad
Location in Chad
Coordinates: 8°34′N 16°05′E
Country  Chad
Region Logone Occidental Region
Department Lac Wey
Sub-Prefecture Moundou
Elevation 1,355 ft (413 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total 142 462
Time zone +1

Moundou is the second largest city in Chad, and is the capital of the region of Logone Occidental.

The city lies on the Logone River some 300 miles south of the capital N'Djamena. It is the main city of the Ngambai people. Moundou has grown as an industrial centre, home to the Gala Brewery, which produces Chad's most popular beer and the cotton and oil industries. It also has an airport ( IATA: MQQ ICAO: FTTD), with a paved runway.

Moundou is situated on one of the main roads in southern Chad. The road runs from Léré on the border with Cameroon, through Pala, Kélo, Moundou, Doba, Koumra, and Sarh.

The town is served by Moundou Airport.

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Year Population
1993 99 530
2008 142 462
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