Ndjamena Hotels, Chad
Ndjamena Brief Introduction
Ndjamena is the largest city and capital of Chad with almost a million residents. The capital is situated close to the border of Cameroon.
Ndjamena is a regional market for prodcuts and industries including livestock, grains, dates, salt, meat, fish and cotton.
Short Historical Background
A French commander in 1900 founded Ndjamena as Fort-Lamy, a name given in honor of the officer who was killed during the Battle of Kousseri a few days earlier.
In World War II, the French army used the city’s airport to move troops and military supplies. The fort opened its first bank branch in 1950.
President Francois TOmbalbaye named the capital into Ndjamena to mean “place of rest” in Arabian language in 1973. Political instability and unrest has led to a number of clashes and even an international intervention, in particular from Libya.
Geography and Climate
Ndjamena is located on the convergence of the Chari and Logone rivers. Aside from being an administrative center, the city also includes commercial centre and residential areas.
The capital features a semi-arid climate with long dry season and short wet season. The wet season is from June to September and the dry season covers the remaining months. One can find Ndjamena as one of the hottest cities in the world.
Attractions and Travel Sites
Chad National Museum
A cathedral and mosques
Sunset across the Chari River
University of Ndjamena, King Faisal University, Lycee Montaigne de Ndjamena (French international school) and the American International School of N’Djamena.
You can get in into the capital from various points in any African country. Only the flights from Paris and Istanbul are the non-African flights.
Ndjamena is the eastern terminus of the Trans-Sahelian Highway which is also connedted to East Africa with the Ndjamena-Djibouti Highway. Other highway network from Ndjamena links to other capitals and cities in this African region.
Ndjamena has no railway system available (yet), but has been proposed by railway companies of Africa.
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