(French: République du
Tchad), is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by
Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to
the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west.
It is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area. Chad
has several regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt
in the centre and a more fertile Sudanian Savanna zone in the south.
Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the largest wetland in
Chad and the second-largest in Africa. N'Djamena, the capital, is the
largest city. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic
groups. Arabic and French are the official languages. Islam and
Christianity are the most widely practiced religions.
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Paleoanthropology related stamps issued in the year.
 skull of prehistoric human: Home erectus, Tchadanthropus uxoris.
 Overprint of stamps from 1996
with "Hong Kong ’97 exhibition" text and logo
 Proailurus (prehistoric carnivore that lived in Europe and
Asia approximately 25 million years ago ) and Pseudaelurus (
prehistoric cat that lived in Europe, Asia and North America in the
Miocene between approximately 20 and 8 million years ago) on the top
margin of the "Cats" mini sheet
 The mini sheets are part of big set of "famous persons". George de Buffon
(1707-1788), he envisioned the nature of science and understood the
roles of paleontology, zoological geography, and animal psychology. Carl Linnaeus,
also known after his ennoblement as About this sound Carl von Linn ,
was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the
foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature uses in all
biology related sinces.
 Hominid skull of Toumai
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