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Chad, republic in north central Africa. Chad is bounded on the north by Libya; on the east by Sudan; on the south by the Central African Republic; and on the west by Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger. The landlocked country has an area of 1,284,000 sq km (495,755 sq mi). N’Djamena is the capital and largest city.

Sources

Chad, Republic of

Azevedo, Mario, ed. Cameroon and Chad in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Edwin Mellen, 1988. Introductory text.

Azevedo, Mario J., and Emmanuel U. Nnadozie. Chad: A Nation in Search of Its Future. Westview, 1998. Concise survey of this African nation.

Burr, J. Millard, and Robert O. Collins. Africa's Thirty Years War: Libya, Chad, and the Sudan 1963-1993. Westview, 1999. A thorough review of the conflict in Africa.

Nolutshungu, Sam C. Limits of Anarchy: Intervention and State Formation in Chad. University Press of Virginia, 1996. Chad's struggle for self-determination against civil strife, international politics and mediation, peacekeeping, and armed intervention.

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largest city, Central African Republic, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, Cameroon, Chad, west, east, area

 
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