Chad, Lake (Tchad) Lake in n central Africa, lying mainly in the Republic of Chad and partly in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger. The chief tributary is the River Chari; the lake has no outlet. Depending on the season, the area of the surface varies from c.10,000 to 26,000sq km (3850–10,000sq mi). Max. depth: 7.6m (25ft).
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