Chad’s capital and biggest city is N’Djamena. A port on the Chari River at the Logone River’s confluence, it confronts the Cameroonian town of Kousséri, with which it is linked by a bridge.
It’s a regional cattle, salt, dates, and grain market. The main industries include meat, fish, and cotton processing, and the city continues to function as Chad’s economic hub.
N’Djamena – Info Card
|POPULATION :||City: 1,092,066 / Metro: 1,605,696|
|FOUNDED :||May 29, 1900|
|TIME ZONE :||+1|
|LANGUAGE :||French (official), Arabic (official), Sara (in south), more than 120 different languages and dialects|
|RELIGION :||Muslim 53.1%, Catholic 20.1%, Protestant 14.2%, animist 7.3%, other 0.5%, unknown 1.7%, atheist 3.1%|
|AREA :||100 km2 (40 sq mi)|
|ELEVATION :||298 m (978 ft)|
|COORDINATES :||12°6′47″N 15°2′57″E|
|SEX RATIO :||• Male: 50.10%|
• Female: 49.90%
|ETHNIC :||Daza (16.97%), Chadian Arabs (11.08%), Hadjerai (9.15%), Ngambaye (6.41%), Bilala (5.83%), Kanembu (5.80%), Others (24.1%)|
|AREA CODE :||235|
|POSTAL CODE :|
|DIALING CODE :||+235|
Climate of N’Djamena
The climate of N’Djamena is semi-arid, with a brief rainy season and a long dry season.
The rainy season runs from June through September, with August seeing the most precipitation.
The following eight months are mainly covered by the dry season.
N’Djamena is one of the world’s hottest large cities, based on yearly temperatures. Only one month of the year (August) has average monthly high temperatures below 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit).
The city’s hottest months are between March and June, right before the arrival of the heavy rains. Nights in N’Djamena are typically comfortable outside of the hottest months of the year.
Geography of N’Djamena
N’Djamena is located at 12°6′47″N 15°2′57″ECoordinates: 12°6′47″N 15°2′57″E, on the confluence of the Chari and Logone rivers.
While primarily an administrative center, the city includes the Nassara Strip commercial centre and residential areas, such as Mbololo, Chagoua, Paris Congo and Moursal. The main commercial avenue of the city is the Avenue Charles de Gaulle.