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Fada (Arabic: فادا‎) is the capital of the Ennedi-Ouest Region of Chad, which was created in 2012 from the western half of the Ennedi Region.

Fada

فادا
Fada is located in Chad
Fada
Fada
Location in Chad (Ennedi-Ouest Region highlighted)
Coordinates: 17°11′N 21°35′E / 17.183°N 21.583°E / 17.183; 21.583Coordinates: 17°11′N 21°35′E / 17.183°N 21.583°E / 17.183; 21.583
Country Chad
RegionEnnedi-Ouest (since 2012)
DepartmentFada
Sub-PrefectureFada
Population
 (2005)
 • Total23,786
Time zone+1

Lying in the Ennedi Plateau, it has a population of 23,786 (as of December 2005). It is known for the surrounding cave paintings and rock formations, while the Guelta d'Archei and a wood growing in a wadi are local attractions.

During the Toyota War in 1987, the town saw fighting during the Battle of Fada.

The town is served by Fada Airport.

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