Fada, Chad

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Fada is located in Chad
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
Region Ennedi-Ouest (since 2012)
Department Fada
Sub-Prefecture Fada
Population (2005)
 • Total 23,786
Time zone +1

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.

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.

It is the birthplace of the current President of Chad, Idriss Déby.

The town is served by Fada Airport.

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