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Chad Facts

Chad's Information

Flag of Chad
Land Area 1,259,200 km2
Water Area 24,800 km2
Total Area 1,284,000km2 (#20)
Population 11,852,462 (#76)
Population Density 9.41/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $30.59 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,600
Currency Franc (XAF)
Largest Cities

See Also

  • Name: Chad
    (long form) Republic of Chad
  • Capital City: N'Djamena (993,492 pop.)
  • Chad Population: 11,193,452 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Central African CFA franc
    (conversion rates)

    Central African CFA franc
    1000 Central African CFA francs
  • Ethnicity: Sara 27.7%, Arab 12.3%, Mayo-Kebbi 11.5%, Kanem-Bornou 9%, Ouaddai 8.7%, Hadjarai 6.7%, Tandjile 6.5%, Gorane 6.3%, Fitri-Batha 4.7%, other 6.4%, unknown 0.3%
  • GDP total: $21.34 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $2,000 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), Arabic (official), Sara (in south), plus an additional 120 different languages and dialects
  • Largest Cities: (by population) N'Djamena, Moundou, Sarh, Abeche, Kelo
  • Name: Named for Lake Chad, which in turn comes from the Kanuri tsade, meaning, "lake."
  • National Day: August 11
  • Religion: Muslim 53.1%, Catholic 20.1%, Protestant 14.2%, animist 7.3%, other 0.5%, unknown 1.7%, atheist 3.1%
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