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Name(official): Republic of Chad
Name(short): Chad
Capital City: N'Djamena
Location: Central Africa
Coordinate: 15 00N, 19 00 E
Independence: (From France) August 11th, 1960
President: Lt Gen. Idriss DEBY (President)
Pascal YOADIMNADJI (Prime Minister)
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 1.284million
Population: 9 944 201 (July 2006 est.)
People: 200 distinct groups; in the north and center: Arabs, Gorane (Toubou, Daza, Kreda), Zaghawa, Kanembou, Ouaddai, Baguirmi, Hadjerai, Fulbe, Kotoko, Hausa, Boulala, and Maba, most of whom are Muslim; in the south: Sara (Ngambaye, Mbaye, Goulaye), Moundang, Moussei, Massa, most of whom are Christian or animist; about 1,000 French citizens live in Chad.
Religion: Muslim 51%, Christian 35%, animist 7%, other 7%.
Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Sara (in south), more than 120 different languages and dialects.
Literacy: 47.5%total, 56%male, 39.3%female (2003 est.)
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc
(1CFAF =100centimes)
GDP(per capita): $1 800
Arable Land: 2.8% (2005)
Agriculture: cotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca); cattle, sheep, goats, camels.
Natural resources: petroleum, uranium, natron, kaolin, fish (Lake Chad), gold, limestone, sand and gravel, salt.
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International Phone Code: +235


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Ndjamena, Massakory, Moundou, Bongor, Sarh.




14 prefectures (prefectures, singular - prefecture); Batha, Biltine, Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti, Chari-Baguirmi, Guera, Kanem, Lac, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mayo-Kebbi, Moyen-Chari, Ouaddai, Salamat, Tandjile note: instead of 14 prefectures, there may be a new administrative structure of 28 departments (departments, singular - department) and 1 city*; Assongha, Baguirmi, Bahr El Gazal, Bahr Koh, Batha Oriental, Batha Occidental, Biltine, Borkou, Dababa, Ennedi, Guera, Hadjer Lamis, Kabia, Kanem, Lac, Lac Iro, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mandoul, Mayo-Boneye, Mayo-Dallah, Monts de Lam, N'Djamena*, Ouaddai, Salamat, Sila, Tandjile Oriental, Tandjile Occidental, Tibesti.


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