Fada, Chad

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Fada

فادا
Fada is located in Chad
Fada
Fada
Location in Chad (Ennedi-Ouest Region highlighted)
Coordinates: 17°11′N 21°35′E / 17.183°N 21.583°E / 17.183; 21.583Coordinates: 17°11′N 21°35′E / 17.183°N 21.583°E / 17.183; 21.583
Country Chad
RegionEnnedi-Ouest (since 2012)
DepartmentFada
Sub-PrefectureFada
Population
(2005)
 • Total23,786
Time zone+1

Fada (Arabic: فادا‎) is the capital of the Ennedi-Ouest Region of Chad, which was created in 2012 from the western half of the Ennedi Region.

Lying in the Ennedi Plateau, it has a population of 23,786 (as of December 2005). It is known for the surrounding cave paintings and rock formations, while the Guelta d'Archei and a wood growing in a wadi are local attractions.

It is the birthplace of the current President of Chad, Idriss Déby.

During the Toyota War in 1987, the town saw fighting during the Battle of Fada.

The town is served by Fada Airport.

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