Travel Information for Chad
Time zone:GMT +1 (West Africa time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Arabic, French
Other languages:Daza, Djonkor, Karembou, Ouadi, Sara, Teda
Currency: Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)

1 = CFA0.00, $1 = CFA587, £1 = CFA781

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.tdInternational Dialling Code:    235

For help planning your trip to Chad including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Chad trip planning page.

Further information on Chad

Discover more about Chad - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of chad

Total area: 1,284,000 sq km (24,800 sq km under water)

Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Neighbours (border lengths): Cameroon (1,094km), Central African Republic (1,197km), Libya (1,055km), Niger (1,175km), Nigeria (87km), Sudan (1,360km)

Climate: Extremely dry in northern desert region, tropical in central and south with alternating wet and drt seasons.

Highest mountain: Emi Koussi (3,415m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Chad from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 165/167
Economic FreedomRepressed 165/179
Press FreedomDifficult situation 133/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 154/174
Overall Ranking:    183/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Chad     Status: Independent Country

Population: 11,412,107 (rank: 76/196)     Density: 8.8 people/sq km (rank: 182/196)

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% (1993 census)

Religions: Muslim 53.1%, Catholic 20.1%, Protestant 14.2%, animist 7.3%, other 0.5%, unknown 1.7%, atheist 3.1% (1993 census)

GDP (PPP): $28 billion       GDP per capita: $2,500 (rank: 153/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.