Having taken Chad, France intended it a role of the raw-material producing appendage, imposed to the country one-sided economic specialization production of cotton that considerably held down further development of chadsky economy.
At the western borders of the country one of the biggest lakes of Africa – Chad was stretched. Many centuries ago there were some huge lakes, but only one remained now. In rainy months the marshy meadows surrounding the lake are filled in with water and its area much more increases, and in dry time when water falls down, is reduced. Lake Chad small: its most deep water is 7 m.
The industry is developed poorly and presented by the enterprises for processing of agricultural raw materials. The food and flavoring industry is presented by the enterprises for processing of products of cattle breeding, flour-grinding and breweries.