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Fitri, Lac

General Information

Description Lac Fitri is the country’s second largest wetland (after Lake Chad) and has been designated by Ramsar as a Wetland of International Importance.
Country Chad
Latitude 12° 54' 0" (12.9000)
Longitude 17° 26' 0" (17.4333)

Physical Characteristics

Surface Area 100.00 km2
Type Fresh


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Species of Concern



Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Crop Explorer - Global Reservoir and Lake Elevation Monitoring
Crop Explorer - Lake Level Variations from TOPEX/POSEIDON and Jason-1 Altimetry for Lac Fitri
Ramsar profile on Chad

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.

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