Flag of Chad

Flag of Chad

  • Officially » République du Tchad (French)
    • جمهورية تشاد‎ (Arabic)
    • Republic of Chad (English)
  • Capital: N’Djamena

Facts

  • Population: 11.8 million
  • Major languages: French, Arabic
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 49 years (men), 52 years (women)
  • Currency: Communauté Financière Africaine (BCEAO), Franc (XOF – CFA)

Geography

  • Area: 1.28 million sq km (495,800 sq miles) – 21st largest country in the world.
  • Chad is a landlocked country in north Central Africa.
  • Bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west.
Map of Chad

Map of Chad (Source » France)

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Safety and Security

  • Since 2015, Chad has been the target of repeated attacks by armed groups conducting an insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria), which have caused significant internal and cross-border population displacements.
  • International Crisis Group

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This page was last updated on 2021.04.02 by Robert Vinet