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Introduction

  • Official Name: Republic of Chad
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Capital: N'djamena
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Bongor, Kelo, Doba, Abeche, Faya-Largeau, Aozou
  • Size: 1,284,000 sqkm
  • Climate: tropical in south, desert in the north
  • Terrain: arid plains in the center, desert in the north, mountains in the northwest, lowlands in the south
  • Population: 9,885,000
  • Ethnic Groups: 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%
  • Religion: Muslim 53.1%, Catholic 20.1%, Protestant 14.2%, animist 7.3%, other 0.5%, unknown 1.7%, atheist 3.1%
  • Language: French and Arabic are the official languages, Sara is spoken in the south and more than 120 other languages

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