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An enlargeable map of the Republic of Chad

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Chad:

Chadlandlocked country in Central Africa.[1] It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. Due to its distance from the sea and its largely desert climate, the country is sometimes referred to as the "Dead Heart of Africa". Chad is divided into three major geographical regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in the centre and a more fertile Sudanese savanna zone in the south. Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the largest wetland in Chad and the second largest in Africa. Chad's highest peak is the Emi Koussi in the Sahara, and N'Djamena, the capital, is the largest city. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Arabic and French are the official languages. Islam is the most widely practiced religion. While many political parties are active, power lies firmly in the hands of President Déby and his political party, the Patriotic Salvation Movement. Chad remains plagued by political violence and recurrent attempted coups d'état (see Battle of N'Djamena (2006) and Battle of N'Djamena (2008)). The country is one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the world; most Chadians live in poverty as subsistence herders and farmers. Since 2003 crude oil has become the country's primary source of export earnings, superseding the traditional cotton industry.


General referenceEdit

An enlargeable relief map of Chad

Geography of ChadEdit

An enlargeable topographic map of Chad

Geography of Chad

  Sudan 1,360 km
  Central African Republic 1,197 km
  Niger 1,175 km
  Cameroon 1,094 km
  Libya 1,055 km
  Nigeria 87 km

Environment of ChadEdit

An enlargeable satellite image of Chad

Natural geographic features of ChadEdit

Regions of ChadEdit

Ecoregions of ChadEdit

List of ecoregions in Chad

Administrative divisions of ChadEdit

Administrative divisions of Chad

Provinces of ChadEdit

Provinces of Chad

Departments of ChadEdit

Departments of Chad

Sub-prefectures of ChadEdit
Municipalities of ChadEdit

Demography of ChadEdit

Demographics of Chad

Government and politics of ChadEdit

Politics of Chad

Branches of governmentEdit

Government of Chad

Executive branch of the government of ChadEdit

Legislative branch of the government of ChadEdit

Judicial branch of the government of ChadEdit

Court system of Chad

Foreign relations of ChadEdit

Foreign relations of Chad

International organization membershipEdit

The Republic of Chad is a member of:[1]

Law and order in ChadEdit

Law of Chad

Military of ChadEdit

Military of Chad

Local government in ChadEdit

Local government in Chad

History of ChadEdit

Culture of ChadEdit

Economy and infrastructure of ChadEdit

Education in ChadEdit

Health in ChadEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Chad". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of Chad