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Definition/Scope: Landlocked country in north-central Africa, south of Libya, covering an area of 495,755 square miles. The capital is N'Djamena (formerly Fort-Lamy). Lying about the Lake Chad basin to the northeast and southeast, Chad is bordered by Libya to the north, The Sudan to the east, Central African Republic and Cameroon to the south, and Nigeria and Niger to the west.

Used For:

Republic of Chad


CD (Army)

Broader Terms:

Central Africa
independent states (by name)

Narrower Terms:

Abeche (Chad)

Related Terms:

failed state
IMF members
OIC members
UN members

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