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Lake Chad


Table 1
Surface Area1540 km2
Volume6.3 km3
Maximum Depth10.5 m
Mean Depth4.11 m
Shoreline Length650 km
Photo of Lake Chad

Photo: N. Hata

Table 2
Latitude13°20' N
Longitude14°10' E
Altitude280 m
CountryCameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria
Table 3
Catchment Area2426370 km2
Residence Time 
Freezing PeriodNone 
Mixing Type 
Location of Lake Chad

Location of the Lake