flag Chad Chad: Introdução

Capital: N'Djamena


Total Population: 17,723,315
Natural Increase: 3.1%
Density: 14 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 24.1%
Ethnic Origins: There are more than 200 ethnic groups in Chad, including the Sara, Arabs, Mayo-Kebbi, Kanem-Bornou, Ouaddai, Hadjarai, Tandjile, Gorane and Fitri-Batha.
Official Language: French, Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: There are more than 120 different languages and dialects spoken in Chad. Chadian Arabic (also known as Shuwa Arabic) is the lingua franca in the country.
Business Language(s): French
Religion: Muslim 53.1%, Catholic 20.1%, Protestant 14.2%, Animist 7.3%, Atheist 3.1%, Others 2.2%.
Literacy Rate: 25.7%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

Country Overview

Area: 1,284,000 km²
Type of State: Chad is a presidential republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
3/4 of the country is rural; agriculture and breeding livestock are the main activities.
HDI*: 0.392/1
HDI (World Rank): 185/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Chad, dial 00
To call Chad, dial +235
Internet Suffix: .td
Telephone Lines: 0.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 2.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 6.4% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,9241,5861,6382,0842,200
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,5881,8082,7114,3833,700
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,7521,8652,0543,090n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 305213223271n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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