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Chad

The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in central Africa, bounded by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic (CAR) to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. The topography ranges from equatorial forests to the driest of deserts, and the country is also home to the Tibesti Mountains, the largest mountain chain in the Sahara desert.

The country is home to Zakouma National Park, which is located on an immense plain across which the Bahr Salamat and its tributaries flow from north to south. Here visitors may view what is left of the wildlife, as the area has suffered greatly at the hands of poachers.

N'Djaména, Chad's capital, is slowly regaining its pre-war reputation as one of Central Africa's liveliest cities. Although bullet holes in buildings serve as a reminder of troubled times, the atmosphere here is increasingly upbeat. The historic quarter, with its colourful daily market, is fascinating and a good place to pick up jewellery and colourful Chadian rugs. There are also several nightclubs to be found, with lively dancing and music. Outside N'Djaména, nightlife is limited, although bars and open-air dancing can generally be found. The people of Chad are known as Chadian.

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