Chad Presentation

Topics: Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan Pages: 2 (427 words) Published: March 24, 2013
-The Republic of Chad has a population of 11,525,496.
-The population density of Chad is 8 per sq km. (23 per sq mi) Politics/Government-
-The Republic of Chad is a Presidential Republic.
-The President is Idriss Deby and the Prime Minister is Emmanuel Nadingar. -Over all peaceful.
-Has many allied countries.
-High tensions with Libya, Nigeria, & The Central African Republic. -Eligible for preferential trades benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Dominate Religions-
-51% Islam
-35% Christian
-7% Animist
-7% Other
-People are called Chadians.
-Chad society/culture unstudied and relatively unknown to the outside world. Major Physical Features-
-Landlocked country in north central Africa.
-85% size of Alaska.
-Lake Chad on western border with Niger & Nigeria.
-Sahara Desert in the north.
-Lowest point: Djourab Depression 160 m.
-Highest point: Emi Koussi 3,415 m.
-North is arid/ desert.
-South is tropical.
Brief History-
-Earliest human/prehuman skull discovered by Michel Brunet in 2002 was beryllium dated to 5 million bce.
-900ce Several small states began to form in chad by indigenous africans and a minority of arabs.
-Kanem empire originated to the northeast of Lake Chad.
-1396ce Bulala invaders from the north forced Kanem people towards Lake Chad. -Kanem people intertwined with the Bornu people near lake chad to be called Kanembu people.
-Sayfawa dynasty ruled Kanembu (Kanem-Bornu) people.
-Sayfawa dynasty ended in 1846, Then the empire itself fell in 1893. -French first entered Chad in 1891
-Decisive colonial battle for Chad fought on April 22, 1900 at Battle of Kousseri. -During WWII Chad was the first french colony to rejoin the allies. (August 26,1940) -Under the administration of Felix Eboue, Chad troops moved to engage axis Libya. -Chadian Democratic Union founded November 1947.

-August 11, 1960 Chad became an independent country under the rule of...
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