|Time zone:||GMT +1 (West Africa time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||French, Arabic|
|Other languages:||Sara, Karembou, Ouadi, Teda, Daza, Djonkor|
Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)|
€1 = CFA0.00, $1 = CFA587, £1 = CFA781
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.td||International Dialling Code: 235|
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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
Total area: 1,284,000 sq km (24,800 sq km under water)
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
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 World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||165/167|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||133/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||154/174|
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)