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Basic information about Chad
Chad (/tʃæd/; Arabic: تشاد Tshād; French: Tchad), officially the Republic of Chad (Arabic: جمهورية تشاد Jumhūrīyat Tshād; French: République du Tchad), is a landlocked country in Central Africa. 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. It is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area. Chad has several regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in the centre and a more fertile Sudanian 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. 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 and Christianity are the most widely practiced religions. Beginning in the 7th millennium BC, human populations moved into the Chadian basin in great numbers. By the end of the 1st millennium BC, a series of states and empires rose and fell in Chad's Sahelian strip, each focused on controlling the trans-Saharan trade routes that passed through the region. France conquered the territory by 1920 and incorporated it as part of French Equatorial Africa. In 1960, Chad obtained independence under the leadership of François Tombalbaye. Resentment towards his policies in the Muslim north culminated in the eruption of a long-lasting civil war in 1965. In 1979, the rebels conquered the capital and put an end to the south's hegemony. However, the rebel commanders fought amongst themselves until Hissène Habré defeated his rivals. He was overthrown in 1990 by his general Idriss Déby. Since 2003, the Darfur crisis in Sudan has spilt over the border and destabilised the nation, with hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees living in and around camps in eastern Chad. 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. Chad is one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the world; most inhabitants 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.Chad (/tʃæd/; Arabic: تشاد Tshād; French: Tchad), officially the Republic of Chad (Arabic: جمهورية تشاد Jumhūrīyat Tshād; French: République du Tchad), is a landlocked country in Central Africa. 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. It is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area. Chad has several regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in the centre and a more fertile Sudanian 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. 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 and Christianity are the most widely practiced religions. Beginning in the 7th millennium BC, human populations moved into the Chadian basin in great numbers. By the end of the 1st millennium BC, a series of states and empires rose and fell in Chad's Sahelian strip, each focused on controlling the trans-Saharan trade routes that passed through the region. France conquered the territory by 1920 and incorporated it as part of French Equatorial Africa. In 1960, Chad obtained independence under the leadership of François Tombalbaye. Resentment towards his policies in the Muslim north culminated in the eruption of a long-lasting civil war in 1965. In 1979, the rebels conquered the capital and put an end to the south's hegemony. However, the rebel commanders fought amongst themselves until Hissène Habré defeated his rivals. He was overthrown in 1990 by his general Idriss Déby. Since 2003, the Darfur crisis in Sudan has spilt over the border and destabilised the nation, with hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees living in and around camps in eastern Chad. 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. Chad is one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the world; most inhabitants 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.
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SalamatSalamat is one of the 22 regions of Chad. The region's capital is Am Timan. The Salamat region's economy is based on subsistence agriculture, breeding, fishery and cotton.Show on map
OuadaiOuaddaï is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Abéché. It was created in 2002 from the former Ouaddaï Prefecture. Its main ethnic groups are the Arab people and the Maba. The economy is based on subsistence agriculture and breeding. In 2008, a portion of the Ouaddaï region (the Sila Department and Djourf Al Ahmar Department) was split off to become the new Sila Region (also known as Dar Sila).Show on map
Wadi FiraWadi Fira (French: Région de Wadi Fira) is one of the 22 regions of Chad. Its capital is the town of Biltine. The region corresponds with the former prefecture of Biltine. Wadi Fira's population was 494,933 inhabitants as of 2009.Show on map
TandjileTandjilé is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Laï.Show on map
Moyen-ChariMoyen-Chari is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Sarh. Its economy is based on subsistence agriculture, breeding, cotton and sugarcane.Show on map
Mayo-Kebbi EstMayo-Kebbi Est is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Bongor. It is composed by part of the former prefecture of Mayo-Kebbi (sub-prefectures of Bongor, Fianga and Gounou Gaya).Show on map
Logone OrientalLogone Oriental is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Doba. It is composed by the former Logone Oriental Prefecture.Show on map
Logone OccidentalLogone Occidental is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Moundou. It consists of the former Logone Occidental Prefecture.Show on map
LacLac is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Bol. It is composed by the former Lac Prefecture.Show on map
KanemKanem is one of the 22 regions of Chad. It was created in 2002 from the former Prefecture of Kanem. It is named after the famous Kanem Empire, which was centered in this vicinity. The region's capital is Mao. In 2008, a portion of the Kanem region (the Bahr el Gazel Department) was split off to become the new Bahr el Gazel Region.Show on map
GueraGuéra is one of the 22 regions of Chad, created in 2002 from the former Guéra prefecture. The region's capital is Mongo.Show on map
Chari-BaguirmiChari-Baguirmi is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Massenya. It is composed by part of the former Chari-Baguirmi Prefecture (sub-prefectures of Massenya and Bousso and part of the sub-prefecture of N'Djamena).Show on map
BathaBatha is one of the 22 regions of Chad, composed of what was formerly Batha Prefecture. It is located in the centre of the country. The regional capital is Ati.Show on map
BorkouThe Borkou region is a region of Chad which was created in 2008 from the Borkou department of the former Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti region the inhabited by Gouran Anakaza ethnic group of northern Chad. Its capital is Faya-Largeau.Show on map
Hadjer-LamisHadjer-Lamis is one of the 22 regions of Chad, located in the southwest of the country. The capital is Massakory. It corresponds to part of the former prefecture of Chari-Baguirmi (sub-prefectures of Bokoro and of Massakory and part of N'Djamena).Show on map
MandoulMandoul is one of the 22 regions of Chad. Located in the south of the country, it corresponds with part of the former prefecture of Moyen-Chari. The regional capital is Koumra. The main products are subsistence agriculture and cotton.Show on map
Mayo-Kebbi OuestMayo-Kebbi Ouest is one of the 22 regions of Chad and its capital is Pala. It is composed of part of the former prefecture of Mayo-Kebbi (sub-prefectures of Pala and Léré).Show on map
N'DjamenaN’Djamena (/əndʒɑːˈmeɪnɑː/; French: N'Djaména; Arabic: نجامينا‎‎ Nijāmīnā) is the capital and largest city of Chad. A port on the Chari River, near the confluence with the Logone River, it directly faces the Cameroonian town of Kousséri, to which the city is connected by a bridge. It is also a special statute region, divided into 10 arrondissements. It is a regional market for livestock, salt, dates, and grains. Meat, fish and cotton processing are the chief industries, and the city continues to serve as the center of economic activity in Chad.Show on map
Barh el GazelBarh El Gazel (French: Région du Barh El Gazel) is one of the 22 regions of Chad. The region's name may also be written as Barh El Gazal or Bahr el Gazel. Its capital is the town of Moussoro. The region was created in 2008 from the former Barh El Gazel Department of the Kanem Region. Barh El Gazel's population as of 2009 was 260,865 inhabitants.Show on map
SilaSila or Dar Sila is a region of Chad which was created in 2008 from the Ouaddaï region's former departments of Sila and Djourf Al Ahmar. The capital of the region is Goz Beïda.Show on map
TibestiTibesti Region is a region of Chad. It was created in 2008 when the former Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region was split into three, with the Tibesti Department becoming the Tibesti Region. The Ennedi Region and Borkou Region were also created at that time. Bardaï is the major settlement of the region Parts of the Tibesti Mountains are in the region.Show on map
Ennedi-OuestEnnedi Ouest was a department of the former Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti region in Chad. Its capital was Fada. In 2008, the former Ennedi Ouest and Ennedi Est departments of Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti became the new Ennedi Region. The city of Fada is now located in the new Ennedi department of the Ennedi region.Show on map
Ennedi-EstEnnedi Est was a department of the former Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti region in Chad. Its capital was Bahaï. In 2008, the former Ennedi Est and Ennedi Ouest departments of Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti became the new Ennedi Region. The city of Bahaï is now located in the new Wadi Hawar department of the Ennedi region.Show on map