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Faya, also known as Faya-Largeau a city in Saharan Chad.


Faya is the largest city in northern Chad, the capital of Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti prefecture. Faya has a population of about 40,000 (2012). During the colonial era, the town was renamed Largeau, while after independence, it was initially known as Faya-Largeau. Due to the considerable underground water supply in the town, agriculture is the main industry. Three lakes lie immediately north of Faya.

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  • 1 Emi Koussi (إيمي_كوسي). 24/7. A massive shield volcano, Emi Koussi is the tallest mountain in Chad and in the entire Sahara, its summit towering 3 km above the surrounding sandstone plains. Although its last eruption was over a million years ago, there is still plenty of volcanic activity such as fumaroles and hot springs in the area. It's recommended to get an experienced tour guide, because the massive volcano has a diameter of 80 km, and every navigation mistake will set you back a few hours. Free. Emi Koussi (Q257441) on Wikidata Emi Koussi on Wikipedia



  • 1 Grand Marche.




  • Boubouk Hotel. A small village of reed cottages just off the airport. There are no beds, just traditional rugs on the floor. Shared showers and toilets. Prices start at FCFA 10,000 per night but are negotiable.


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