N'Djamena (pronounced /ɨndʒəˈmeɪnə/, Arabic: نجامينا Nijāmīnā), population 993,492 (2009), is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Chad. A port on the Chari River, near the confluence wi the Logone River, it directly faces the Cameroonian toun o Kousséri, tae which the ceety is connectit bi a bridge. It is an' a' a special statute region, dividit in 10 arrondissements. It is a regional market for livestock, salt, dates, an grains. Meat, fish an cotton processin are the chief industries, an the ceety continues tae serve as the centre o economic activity in Chad, despite the violent ceevil conflicts.