N'Djamena is the capital and largest city of Chad. A port
on the Chari River, near the confluence with the Logone River, it directly
faces the Cameroonian town of Kousséri, to which the city is connected by a
bridge. It is a regional market for livestock, salt, dates, and grains.
Meat, fish and cotton processing are the chief industries, and the city
continues to serve as the centre of economic activity in Chad.
N'Djamena features a semi-arid climate with a
short wet season and a lengthy dry season. Despite the fact that the city
receives on average approximately 750 mm of rain annually, due to the area’s
very high evapotranspiration, N'Djamena still falls under the semi-arid climate
category. The wet season covers from June to September, with the heaviest
precipitation occurring in August. The dry season essentially covers the
remaining eight months.
N'Djamena International Airport (IATA code
NDJ) is located on the outskirts of the city; the city is also is linked by
road bridge to Kousseri in Cameroon.