Outline of Chad

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The location of Chad
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 reference[edit]

An enlargeable relief map of Chad

Geography of Chad[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Chad
Main article: 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 Chad[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Chad

Natural geographic features of Chad[edit]

Regions of Chad[edit]

Ecoregions of Chad[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Chad

Administrative divisions of Chad[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Chad
Provinces of Chad[edit]
Main article: Provinces of Chad
Departments of Chad[edit]
Main article: Departments of Chad
Sub-prefectures of Chad[edit]
Municipalities of Chad[edit]

Demography of Chad[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Chad

Government and politics of Chad[edit]

Main article: Government of Chad and Politics of Chad

Branches of government[edit]

Main article: Government of Chad

Executive branch of the government of Chad[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Chad[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Chad[edit]

Main article: Court system of Chad

Foreign relations of Chad[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

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

Law and order in Chad[edit]

Main article: Law of Chad

Military of Chad[edit]

Main article: Military of Chad

Local government in Chad[edit]

History of Chad[edit]

Main article: History of Chad, Timeline of the history of Chad, and Current events of Chad

Culture of Chad[edit]

Main article: Culture of Chad

Art in Chad[edit]

Sports in Chad[edit]

Main article: Sports in Chad

Economy and infrastructure of Chad[edit]

Main article: Economy of Chad

Education in Chad[edit]

Main article: Education in Chad

Health in Chad[edit]

Main article: Health in Chad

See also[edit]

Main article: Chad

References[edit]

  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 links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Chad