Country: Chad

Population: 9,885,661

Capital: N'Djamena

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Sara (in south), more than 120 different languages and dialects

Ethnic Breakdown: 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%

Religion: Muslim 53.1%, Catholic 20.1%, Protestant 14.2%, animist 7.3%, other 0.5%, unknown 1.7%, atheist 3.1%

Major Cities: N'Djamena

Phone Country Code: 235

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne, vectorborne and water contact diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, schistosomiasis, meningococcal meningitis)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: December - February

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: d, e, f

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The University of Chad was founded 1971.