- For other places with the same name, see Mao (disambiguation).
Mao is a city in Sahelian Chad, the capital of the Kanem Region and the Kanem Department. It is the 16th largest city in Chad, and is located 226 km north-northeast of N'Djamena. The city is ruled by the Sultan of Kanem, the chief of the Kanembou people.
- Grand Mosque of Mao.
- Sand dunes.