Chad Profile

Chad Profile

Chad, officially known as the Republic of Chad is located in northern Central Africa. Its neighboring countries are Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon to the west, Libya to the north, Sudan to the east and the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) to the south.

Chad has a land cover of 1,259,200 km2 and a water cover of 24,800 km2. The country is landlocked. Lake Chad in the southwestern part of the country is the largest body of water in the Sahel region.

Chad has a population of about 11million people according to 2013 estimates.

Chad primarily relies on agriculture. At least 80% of Chad’s population depends on subsistence farming and livestock for its livelihood. The government is determined to improve agricultural production through modernization and mechanization. Chad started to export oil in 2004. Its total oil reserves are estimated at 1.5 billion barrels.

The average temperatures of Chad range between 23°C and 33°C. The climate in Chad is typically tropical in south, desert in north.

Chad is famous for Lake Chad which the country is named after. The lake is Africa’s second largest wetland.

Chadian Arabic and French are the two official languages in Chad.

General information about Chad has been summarized to include the following;

Background and Geography of Chad
Economy of Chad
Membership of regional and International Organizations
Population and Health of Chad
Transport system in N’Djamena
Restaurants in N’Djamena City in Chad