This week I looked at Northern Africa, the countries I missed off were Cabo Verde, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Libera, Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Dijbouti, Somalia. Now Chad is the first one that hasn’t yet to come visit my blog, so if you come from there please say hello.
Lets see what I can learn about this country
- Chad is a landlocked country, it has Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the south-west and Niger to the west
- The Sahara Desert covers much of the Northern part of the country and is roughly 1/3 of the total country
- Like Camel Racing, Ths Tibesti Mountains has some of the best in the world
- Lake Chad has massively reduced in size, in the 1960s it covered an area of 25,000 square KM, now it is 1350 Km
- It is commen for men to have more than one wife and most women will be married before 18
- 87% of the rural population live in poverty and Chad itself is one of the poorest countries on Earth
- Zakouma National Park is home to the big 5 animals
- Toumaï is a human skull thought to be 6-7 million years old, the oldest in the world
- Chad is home to the Gerewol festival, a beauty pageant where the men of a polygamous tribe called the Wodaabe battle it out to be selected as partners by unmarried women
- Each region has its own music and dance, however the Keleli is a string instrument used by men to speak to for them as it is inappropriate for a man to sing infront of a woman, this video contains various different music, including the Keleli
Hope you learnt a little something about this country.
Next week is Southern Africa