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Learn more about Chad.
Flag of Chad Chad
Population: 9,538,544 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: N'Djamena
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An Introduction to Chad
Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of ethnic warfare as well as invasions by Libya before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990. The government eventually suppressed or came to terms with most political-military groups, settled a territorial dispute with Libya on terms favorable to Chad, drafted a democratic constitution, and held multiparty presidential elections in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, a new rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which sporadically flares up despite two peace agreements signed in 2002 and 2003 between the government and the rebels. Despite movement toward democratic reform, power remains in the hands of a northern ethnic oligarchy.

Chad map

Map of Chad ( Location ) : 15 00 N, 19 00 E, Central Africa, south of Libya. For additional reports and educational information specific to Chad, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Chadian Flag
Three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red; 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.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Chad.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 3%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 46.91 yrs - Male
    • 49.63 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 11,800 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 10,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 1,670,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .td

Did you know ... People from Chad are called Chadians
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook