Facts and stats about Chad

11.19 million

Population. Ranked 74th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 148th in 2012.


Cameroon 1,094 km, Central African Republic 1,197 km, Libya 1,055 km, Niger 1,175 km, Nigeria 87 km, Sudan 1,360 km
Largest city N'Djamena - 529,555
Capital city N'Djamena - 529,555
Major language French, Arabic
Major religion Islam, Christianity
Monetary unit Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Alternative names Republique du Tchad, Chad, Tchad, Republic of Chad
Groups failed states, Former French colonies, Hot countries, Landlocked countries, Least Developed Countries, Muslim countries, Sparsely populated countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Chad

  • Chad ranked first for death rate amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Chad ranked second for GDP > composition by sector > agriculture amongst Muslim countries in 2012.
  • Chad ranked first for companies > ease of doing business index > 1=most business-friendly regulations globally in 2013.
  • Chad ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Former French colonies in 2011.
  • Chad ranked first for number of infant deaths per 1000 amongst Landlocked countries in 2012.
  • Chad ranked first for death rates > children under 5 amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2009.
  • Chad ranked 7th last for population amongst Failed states in 2013.