Last updated on August 18th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Chad is a landlocked country in Africa. The official name of Chad is the Republic of Chad. It shares borders with 6 countries: Libya, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger. The people of Chad are called Chadians. The country is situated in Central Africa, south of Libya.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Chad has also been influenced. The etymology of Chad can be defined as; “Lake”, from Lake Chad in the country’s southwest, whose name derives from the Kanuri tsade (“lake”).
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Chad include Sara, Arab, and Kanembu.
Chadian Airlines is the national airline of Chad. The national colors of the country are blue, yellow, and red. The emoji flag of the country is 🇹🇩, and the ISO code is TCD.
Chad is known for its cultural diversity. It has about 200 ethnic groupings. The national dish of Chad is Boule. Jus de Fruit, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instruments of Chad are Maracas, Lute, Kinde.
The country has the time zone UTC+1 (WAT) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Chad is divided into 23 regions. The capital of the country is N’Djamena, which is also the largest city in Chad.
The literacy rate in Chad is 22.3%.
The country’s total area is 1,284,000 km² (496,000 sq mi), and the total population is 16,425,864. The country’s average elevation is 543 m (1,781 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Broad, arid plains in the center, desert in the north, mountains in the northwest, and lowlands in the south. The country’s usual climate is tropical in the south, and desert in the north.
The Central African CFA franc serves as the national unit of currency, and the Bank of Central African States is recognized as the country’s central bank. The domain for Chad is .td and the country code is +235. Goat (north); Lion (south) is the country’s coat of arms.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The Chad National Museum serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The Chad National Museum is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
The national dress of Chad is the Jalabiyas worn by men in public, along with white turban-like headgear known as a tagiya. 11 August is designated as National Day. In Chad, the majority of the population practices Islam, Christianity, and Folk as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Chad has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Chad’s national animals are goats and lions. The national flower is the Gerbera daisy flower. The highest peak is Emi Koussi.
Mythical creatures can be found in the literature and mythologies of many different nations. They represent imaginative representations of various creatures, humans, or hybrids. They are known for their specific features, supernatural abilities, and distinctive appearance. The mythical creature of Chad is Auli.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Chad and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
François Tombalbaye is the founder of Chad. The country’s national anthem was written by Louis Gidrol and others, and composed by Paul Villard.
The country’s national hero is Idriss Déby.
Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Chad is a member of the African Union (AU), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and United Nations (UN). Chad collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.
The tourism slogan of the country is “Oasis of the Sahel” whereas, “Unité, Travail, Progrès – “Unity, Work, Progress” is the official motto of the country.
Albert Pahimi Padacké is the current Prime minister of Chad.
Chad has declared Standard Arabic as the country’s official language.
|Official name(s)||Republic of Chad|
|Alternative name(s)||Jumhūrīyat Tashād (official, Arabic)|
|Regional location||Central Africa, south of Libya|
|Country name etymology||"Lake", from Lake Chad in the country's southwest, whose name derives from the Kanuri tsade ("lake")|
|Climate||Tropical in the south, desert in the north|
|Terrain||Broad, arid plains in the center, desert in the north, mountains in the northwest, and lowlands in the south|
|National Day||11 Aug 1960|
|Religion||Islam, Christianity & Folk|
|Currency||Central African CFA franc|
|Ethnicity||Sara, Arab, & Kanembu|
|Head of government||Prime Minister|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||1,284,000 km² (496,000 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||543 m (1,781 ft)|
|Coastline||0 km (landlocked)|
|Mains electricity||220 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Chad is goats and lions
The National flower of Chad is Gerbera daisy flower. Botanical name is Gerbera .
The National bird of Chad is Not Declared
If you always walk down the same path, you’ll go where you’ve already been. It takes a long time to unite an entire village hunting group. The lion’s power lies in our fear of him. If the man in front falls into a hole, do not follow him. There is no such thing as a small fire or a small woman. Only when a tree is big and strong can you tether a cow to it. If two wise men always agree, then there is no need for one of them. The shepherd of a herd of toads must be very patient with his rod. Arrogance burned the chief’s compound. In its own nest the beetle is king. A leader in the community without a pot belly is a stingy man.