Official English Name: Republic of Chad
Official Local Name(s): جمهورية تشاد (Arabic)
République du Tchad (French)
Common English Name: Chad
Capital: N’Djamena

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Official Language(s)

French, Arabic
Secondary Languages: Sara (official in south)

Resources

Petroleum, Uranium, Natron, Kaolin, Fish, Gold, Limestone, Sand, Gravel, Salt

Neighbors

Libya (North), Niger (West), Nigeria (West), Cameroon (Southwest), Central African Republic (North), Sudan (East)

Ethnic groups

Sara (25.9%), Arab (12.6%), Kanem-Bornou (8.3%), Ouaddai (7%), Gorane (6.8%)

People

Est. Population:

11,852,462

Demonym:

Chadian

Religions:

Muslim (58.4%)
Catholic (18.5%)
Protestant (16.1%)
Animist (4%)
None (2.4%)

Largest City:

N’Djamena (1,605,696)

Other Cities:

Moundou (137,929)
Sarh (103,269)

Geography

Region:

Central Africa

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

1,284,000 km2 (98.1% land, 1.9% water)

Total Land:

6,406 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Tropical in south
Desert in north

Terrain:

Broad, arid plains in center
Desert in north
Mountains in northwest
Lowlands in south

Highest Point

Emi Koussi (3,415 m)

Lowest Point

Djourab (160 m)

Natural Disasters

Winds
Droughts
Plagues

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Idriss Déby

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké

Admin. Divisions

23 Regions

Independence:

11 August 1960 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

Goat

Nat'l Anthem:

La Tchadienne

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$2,600 (USD)

Currency

FCFA (Central African Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = FCFA (Central African Franc)560.81

Communication

Internet Code

.td

Telephone Code

+235

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Cultural Notes

Millet is a staple ingredient in the cuisine, used in both food and drinks, including millet beer.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ct.html (Majority of information)
http://archive.is/uJ398 (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 29 October 2016