Fada, Chad

Fada is the capital of the Ennedi Ouest department of Chad. It is located in the Ennedi Region, which was formed in 2008 from the Ennedi Ouest and Ennedi Est departments of the former Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti region. Lying in the Ennedi Plateau, it has a population of 23,786 (as of December 2005). It is known for the surrounding cave paintings and rock formations, while the Guelta d’Archei and a wood growing in a wadi are local attractions.