Officially: The Republic of Chad


  • 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)


  • Area: 1.28 million sq km (495,800 sq miles)


Safety & Security

  • The Central African Republic (CAR) has been unstable since its independence from France in 1960.
  • High risk to travellers within within 30 kilometres of all international borders, plus the Borkou, Ennedi, Kanem, Lac, Ouaddaï, Sila, Tibesti and Wadi Fira regions due to the threat of terrorism, kidnapping, the presence of armed militants, and the unpredictable security situation.
  • International Crisis Group

Risk to travellers in Chad – Source Gov UK

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