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    Chad Geography 1997

      Location Central Africa, south of Libya

      Geographic coordinates 15 00 N, 19 00 E

      Map references Africa

      total: 1.284 million sq km
      land: 1,259,200 sq km
      water: 24,800 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly more than three times the size of California

      Land boundaries
      total: 5,968 km
      border countries: Cameroon 1,094 km, Central African Republic 1,197 km, Libya 1,055 km,Niger 1,175 km, Nigeria 87 km, Sudan 1,360 km

      Coastline 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims none (landlocked)

      Climate tropical in south, desert in north

      Terrain broad, arid plains in center, desert in north, mountains in northwest,lowlands in south

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point : Djourab Depression 175 m
      highest point: Emi Koussi 3,415 m

      Natural resources petroleum (unexploited but exploration under way), uranium, natron,kaolin, fish (Lake Chad)

      Land use
      arable land: 3%
      permanent crops : 0%
      permanent pastures: 36%
      forests and woodland: 26%
      other: 35% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 140 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards hot, dry, dusty harmattan winds occur in north; periodic droughts; locustplagues

      Environment - current issues inadequate supplies of potable water; improper waste disposal in ruralareas contributes to soil and water pollution; desertification

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, NuclearTest Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping

      Geography - note landlocked; Lake Chad is the most significant water body in the Sahel

      NOTE: The information regarding Chad on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Chad Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Chad Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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