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Official Name: Republic of Chad

Capital: N’Djamena

Official languages: French & Arabic

Area: 1,284,000 km2

Population: 10,329,208 (2009 estimate)

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Region: Chad is landlocked country in Central Africa

Border Countries


Libya-Sudan border

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Government - Presidential republic

  • President - Idriss Déby
  • Prime Minister - Emmanuel Nadingar

Independence from France - August 11, 1960

Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF)

Internet TLD: .td

Calling code: +235


Al Jazeera English | Plight of Chad families in wake of "child smuggling" row | 2 November 2007

The French charity alleged to be involved in child kidnapping by Chad claims it was rescuing the children who were fleeing war-ravaged Darfur in neighbouring Sudan. Our correspondent, Mohamad Vall, went to the border town of Tine to uncover the plight of families still living there.


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