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Full nameSarh
Official nameSarh
RegionMoyen-Chari Region
DepartmentBarh Koh
Elevation1138.5 ft (347 m)
Total Population108 061 (2008)
Other information
Time zone+1 (UTC)

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Sarh (formerly Fort Archambault) is the third largest city in Chad, after N'Djamena and Moundou. It is the capital of Moyen-Chari region and the department of Barh Köh. It lies 350 miles south-east of the capital Ndjamena on the Chari River. It was named after the Sara people of southern Chad.

Sarh was founded under the French for returnees from the labour camps associated with the construction of the Congo-Ocean Railway. A significantly large textiles complex was constructed in 1967 and it is now a major transport hub and centre for the cotton industry due to its favourably warm and seasonally wet climate, as well as an important centre for commercial fishing. It is also known for its nightlife. Attractions in the city include the Sarh National Museum, and it is also home to an airport (IATA airport code SRH).

The residents of Sarh suffered a meningococcal meningitis epidemic in 1990.

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