Flag of Chad

Chad Flag Description. Three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red note: similar to the flag of Romania; also similar to the flags of Andorra and Moldova, both of which have a national coat of arms centered in the yellow band; design was based on the flag of France.

Map of Chad
Meaning of Country’s nameNamed for Lake Chad in the country’s southwest
Largest CitiesN’Djamena and Moundou
Country Code235
Internet Country
Area495,753 mi² (622,984 km²)
Area-ComparativeSlightly more than three times the size of California
Bordering CountriesLibya, Sudan, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon
Date of Founding (Current State)August 13, 1960
Type of GovernmentRepublic
Languages SpokenFrench and Arabic
Religions PracticedMuslims (52%), Roman Catholic (20%), Protestant (15%), Animist (10%), and Atheist (3%)
GDP per Capita$2,500 (est. 2013)
Latest GDP Growth Rate3.9% (est.2013)
Top ExportsWood, Pearls, Precious Stones, Metals, Coins, and Cotton
National HolidaysNew Year’s Day – Jan. 1, Easter Monday, Labour Day – May 1, Independence Day – Aug. 11, All Saints Day – Nov. 1, Republic Day – Nov. 28, Freedom and Democracy Day – Dec. 1, Christmas Day – Dec. 25, Prophet’s Birthday, End of Ramadan, Feast of the Sacrifice
Money CurrencyCFA Franc
National Sports TeamsNational Football Team, National Rugby Union, athletes have also participated in the Summer Olympics between 1964 and 1972 and between 1984 and 2004
Random FactThe Chari and Legone rivers are navigable only in wet season

NEWS From Chad

  • Wave of Arrests in Chad

    [Deutsche Welle]Chad has Africa's largest contingent of troops in Mali. It is fighting alongside French forces to flush out Islamist groups....

  • Reduced WFP Rations for Sudanese Refugees in Eastern Chad

    [Radio Dabanga]Gaga Camp -The Sudanese refugees of camp Gaga in eastern Chad are suffering from a reduction in food rations, poor medical se...

  • JEM Head Denies Sudan-Chad Border Clash Was 'Murder'

    [Radio Dabanga]Kordofan -Dr Gibril Ibrahim, head of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), has strongly denied that his forces "murdered" JEM-...

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