Chad is a landlocked country in northern Central Africa and rich in gold and uranium.
Location & Area:
- It is bordered by Cameroon in south west, by the Central African Republic in south, by Libya in north, by Niger in west, by North Sudan in east and it has a border with Nigeria across Lake Chad.
- It covers an area of 1.284 million km2.
- August 11
- Tropical in south, desert in north.
- Broad, arid plains in center, desert in north, mountains in northwest, lowlands in south.
- 15,833,116 (July 2018 estimate)
- French (official);
- Arabic (official)
- Chad’s flag is three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold, and red.
- Central African CFA franc
- It is divided into 23 regions includes; Barh el Gazel, Batha, Borkou, Chari-Baguirmi, Ennedi-Est, Ennedi-Ouest, Guera, Hadjer-Lamis, Kanem, Lac, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mandoul, Mayo-Kebbi Est, Mayo-Kebbi Ouest, Moyen-Chari, Ouaddai, Salamat, Sila, Tandjile, Tibesti, Ville de N'Djamena and Wadi Fira.
- It is latest approved on April 30, 2018 by the National Assembly and entered into force on May 4, 2018.
- Presidential Republic
President of Chad:
- Idriss Déby
- Petroleum, uranium, natron, kaolin, fish (Lake Chad), gold, limestone, sand and gravel, salt.
- Agriculture products: Cotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, sesame, corn, rice, potatoes, onions, cassava (manioc, tapioca), cattle, sheep, goats and camels.
- Industries: Oil, cotton textiles, brewing, natron (sodium carbonate), soap, cigarettes and construction materials.
- Main exports: Oil, livestock, cotton, sesame, gum Arabic and shea butter.
- Main imports: Machinery and transportation equipment, industrial goods, foodstuffs and textiles.