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Chad

Chad Beeing a landlocked country in central Africa, Chad is known for beeing the home of racing camels in the desert. But you will also be able to find cities full of life and colorful markets. Or beeing able to explore the Lake Chad between August and December when the water level is high, and it then will be possible to see crocodiles or other animals drifting by.

Area: 1.284.339 Km²
Population: 8.707.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 7 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: N'Djamena (826.000 pop.)
Major cities: Sarh 115.000 pop., Moundou 110.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Sudanese 50%, Arabs Shoa 30%, Hausa and similar ethnics 10%, Tubu, Kanuri and others 10%
Border countries: Libya NORTH, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon WEST, Central African Republic SOUTH, Sudan EAST

Principal mountains: Emi Koussi 3415 m
Principal rivers: Chari 875 Km (Chadian tract, total 1400 Km)
Principal lakes: Lake Chad 9000 Km² (Chadian part, total 16.300 Km² average)
Principal islands: -
Climate: Arid - tropical

Language: French, Arabic (officials), Sudanese dialects
Religion: Muslim 44%, Indigenous Beliefs 33%, Christian 23%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 13/4, 1/5, 25/5, 11/8, 1/11, 28/11, 25/12
Dialling code: 00235
GMT: +1

World Heritage List: -