The Sahara Desert regions are hot and dry throughout the year, with little or no rainfall. Temperatures are much cooler along the south-central Sahel. Rainfall there averages near 15 inches annually. Drought, however, is commonplace.
In the southern regions, rainfall is much heavier, averaging near 30 inches annually. The mean temperature in N'Djamena is 82°F (28°C)
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|Land Area||1,259,200 km2|
|Water Area||24,800 km2|
|Total Area||1,284,000km2 (#20)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$30.59 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$2,600|