Chad covers a full 53 percent of the population,

Chad is a very interesting country because it is the largest of the 16 landlocked countries in Africa. It is also the 21st largest nation in the world. The other fifteen landlocked countries in Africa are Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Botswana, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Sudan (newly established). Chad is located in Central Africa. It has a border that is made up of Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan, and Libya. The capital of Chad, N’Djamena, which is located in the Southeastern part of Chad; the exact location being 12.1348° N, 15.0557° E. The terrain of Chad has broad, dry plains in the central region, desert land in the North, mountains in Northwest, and lowlands in the South. Chad’s plant life and vegetation depend on the climatic zones. For example, the Saharan region has date-palm groves, while the Sahelian region has Palms and Acacia trees. Although the temperature varies with the region, Chad is generally hot and tropical. The rainy season runs between may and October in the South, and between June and September in Central Chad. The North hardly has rain all year. It remains dry, windy and cooler in the evenings. The people of Chad have a wide variety of interests and social characteristics. They generally wear traditional Arabian clothes, often according to their ethnic background, although urban men sometimes wear western clothing. Chadians enjoy music just like any other culture. Their musical instruments include the drum (tam-tam), African maracas, the balafon (a large xylophone with wood bars that are tapped), the lute and the harp. Chadian music resembles and mix of reggae and Indian music. The environment of Chad has many issues. In the northern region, dust invades populated areas and farming fields with the wind. In rural parts, waste is improperly disposed of, making soil unfit for farming. Chad also has limited water access because it is landlocked. But, these issues have remained unaddressed, since War in Chad has held back the government’s ability to handle them, as well as contributed to damaging the environment. Chadian transport is poor, especially in the North and East. River transport is limited to the South-West corner. Other regions have trains, busses, and cars. Still major export is possible, shipping out oil, cattle, and cotton to the country. Major imports include machinery and transportation equipment, industrial goods, foods, and textiles. Different regions in Chad have different languages. According to wikipedia “though there are two official languages–French being the main language, followed by modern day Arabic–there are also 120 other languages that are spoken in different towns and cities within the country.” Even though there is a large number of Arabs, Arabic is not the mother language of the majority of Chadian Muslims. As a result, many Chadian Muslims have learned to recite verses of the Quran, without understanding their meaning. Religious practices are many in Chad, although Islam covers a full 53 percent of the population, the majority. According to the 1993 census, “Muslims made up 53.1%, Catholic Christians 20.1%, Protestant Christians 14.2%, animists 7.3%, others 0.5%, unknowns 1.7%, and atheists 3.1% of the population, which amounts to over 14 million.” So the language, transport, environment, people, and location is what makes Chad so interesting