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Where is Chad?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Chad covers 1,284,000 square kilometers of land, making it the 21st largest nation in terms of land area.

Chad became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Chad is 10,975,648 (2012) and the nation has a density of 9 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Chad is the CFA Franc BEAC (XAF). As well, the people of Chad are refered to as Chadian.

The dialing code for the country is 235 and the top level internet domain for Chadian sites is .td.

Chad shares land borders with 6 countries: Libya, Sudan, Niger, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria.

To learn more, visit our detailed Chad section.

Quick facts

Population 10,975,648
Density 8.5 / km2 ( 22.1 / mi2 )
Languages Arabic, French
Independence Year 1960
Capital N'Djamena (Chari-Baguirmi)
Currency CFA Franc BEAC
GDP 13,922,224,561 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,268 (2014 data)
Land Area 1,284,000 km2 (495,755 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Central African Republic, The Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Libya, The Niger
Minimum Longitude 13.470
Maximum Longitude 24.000
Mininum Latitude 7.450
Maximum Latitude 23.450

What is the capital of Chad?

map showing the location of Chad
Location of N'Djamena on a map.

N'Djamena is the capital city of Chad. It has a population of 721,081, and is located on a latitue of 12.11 and longitude of 15.04.

N'Djamena is also the political center of Chad, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About N'Djamena, the Capital Of Chad

City N'Djamena
Country Chad
Population 721,081
Longitude 15.04440000
Latitude 12.10672000
Elevation 299 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.