The capital of Chad is N’Djamena, which is located across from Cameroon along the southwestern border of the country. This city is situated where the Logone and Chari rivers meet, making it an important trading port for the country. Many individuals believe N’Djamena lies within the Chari-Baguirmi region, however it is actually its own special statute region. This region is further divided into 10 arrondissements, which is the name of an administrative division that is typically used in French-speaking countries.

The population of N’Djamena is around 1,092,066, although the entire metropolitan area has a population size of over 1.6 million individuals. This makes N’Djamena the most populated city in the country. Men and women make up equal proportions of the population and in terms of age demographics, more than half of the individuals here are under the age of 15. Additionally, the population of this city is made up of a number of ethnic groups, including: Daza (16.97%), Chadian Arab (11.08%), Hadjeri (9.15%), and Ngambaye (6.41%).

Chad is primarily visited by tourists who are seeking adventure. As the capital, N’Djamena is often the first point of entry into the country. Visitors to this city may enjoy checking out some of its many mosques, as well as other religious centers. Walking along the river is another favorite tourist activity. For a bit of history, tourists can also visit the National Chad Museum to see the Toumai skull, which is an example of one of the oldest human bones ever discovered. Additionally, N’Djamena is home to both the National Assembly building and the presidential palace.

N’Djamena is located in a semi-arid climate zone, which means it experiences a relatively short rainy season. The rainy season here only lasts for approximately 4 months, between June and September. During this time, the city receives approximately 20 inches of precipitation, with August receiving the highest amount of rainfall. During the dry season, temperatures here can reach over 100° fahrenheit, particularly between March and June. In fact, N’Djamena is often considered one of the hottest cities in the world.

This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018

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