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 name Named for Lake Chad in the country’s southwest
Capital N’Djamena
Largest Cities N’Djamena and Moundou
Population 10,329,208 (est. 2009)
Country Code 235
Internet Country Code .td
Area 495,753 mi² (622,984 km²)
Area-Comparative Slightly more than three times the size of California
Bordering Countries Libya, Sudan, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon
Date of Founding (Current State) August 13, 1960
Type of Government Republic
Languages Spoken French and Arabic
Religions Practiced Muslims (52%), Roman Catholic (20%), Protestant (15%), Animist (10%), and Atheist (3%)
GDP per Capita $1,611 (est. 2007)
Latest GDP Growth Rate .2% (est.2007)
Top Exports Wood, Pearls, Precious Stones, Metals, Coins, and Cotton
National Holidays New 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 Currency CFA Franc
National Sports Teams National Football Team, National Rugby Union, athletes have also participated in the Summer Olympics between 1964 and 1972 and between 1984 and 2004
Random Fact The 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....
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  • 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...
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  • 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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