Chad Independence Day
11 August 1960 (Independence day)
Chad (about this sound-making) Arabic pronunciation: French: Chachd, pronounced officially known as the Republic of Chad (Arabic: Republic of the Chad Republic of Tshd; French: Rubpublique du Tchad), is a landlocked country in North Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the southwest, Nigeria to the southwest (Lake Chad), and Niger to the west. Chad has several regions: a desert zone in the north, a dry Sahelian belt in the middle, and the more fertile Sudanese Savannah zone in the south. Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is Chad’s largest wetland and the second-largest in Africa. The capital, N’Djamena, is the largest city. Chad’s official languages are Arabic and French. Chad has more than 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Islam and Christianity are the main religions found in Chad.