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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Do You Know the African country of Chad

How Well Do You Know Chad?

Chad is the fifth largest country on the continent of Africa with much of the northern part of the country lying in the Sahara desert. Chad also has a population density of only about 20 persons per square mile.

Women of Chad on market day

The two official languages of Chad are Arabic and French. Chad has more than 120 different languages and dialects divided into three large language families of Afro-Asiatic, Niger-Congo, and Nilo-Saharan. From 1900 until 1960, Chad was a French colony and all public services were carried out in the French language. French is the language of both government and education.

The capital of Chad is N'Djamena with 1.5 million Chadian people living in the capital city. N’Djamena, formerly Fort-Lamy, capital of Chad, located on the southwestern border, adjacent to Cameroon. 

It lies on the east bank of the Chari River at its confluence with the Logone River in an alluvial plain that is flooded during the rainy season from July–September. The city was founded in 1900 across the Chari River from Fort-Fureau, where French colonial troops defeated and killed the Sudanese adventurer Rābiḥ az-Zubayr, who had established a military hegemony in districts east of Lake Chad. 

It was named Fort-Lamy after a French major who also died in the battle, and it remained a small Kotoko settlement until after Chad’s independence in 1960. Its name was changed to N’Djamena in 1973.

Chad practices the Presidential Republic Government type. A presidential system is a democratic and republican government in which a head of government leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch. This head of government is in most cases also the head of state, which is called president.

The two most practiced religions in Chad are Islam and Christianity. Muslim 52.1%, Protestant 23.9%, Roman Catholic 20%, animist 0.3%, other Christian 0.2%, none 2.8%, unspecified 0.7%.

 
Women farming cassava

One of the favorite foods of the people of Chad is pasta, try our favorite African food recipe of Chanadian pasta. 

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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