flag Chad Chad: Statistical Overview

Capital: N'Djamena

Population

Total Population: 16,425,859
Natural Increase: 3.0%
Density: 13 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 23.5%
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 democratic 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.


Telecommunication

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 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,2001,9342,5502,6662,675
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,6001,5003,1603,2052,623
Imports of Services (million USD) n/an/a1,6681,7441,523
Exports of Services (million USD) n/a0271279201

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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