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N'Djamena (pop. 594,000), capital and largest city of the North African republic of Chad, on the Chari and Logone rivers in the southwestern part of the country. It was named Fort-Lamy in 1900 by the French, who founded it and ruled Chad until 1960, and renamed N'Djamena in 1973. It is the export and trade center for Chad's livestock and agricultural products.

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