flag Chad Chad: Statistical Overview

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 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,9711,9241,5371,9272,100
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,6702,5881,7132,6943,500
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,6701,7521,8652,0543,090
Exports of Services (million USD) 308305213223271

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


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