• Chad


    Oil and agriculture are the mainstays of Chad’s economy. Oil provides about 60% of export revenues, while cotton, cattle, livestock and gum arabic provide the bulk of the country’s non-oil export earnings. The services sector contributes about one-third of GDP and has attracted foreign investment mostly through telecoms and banking.

    Name Republic of Chad

    Capital N’Djamena

    Frequency of elections Every five years

    Name of parliament National Assembly of Chad

    Parliament website www.gouvernementdutchad.org/fr/

    Languages French, Arabic, Sara, ethnic languages

    Area 1 284 000 km2

    Population 11 412 107 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Machinery and transportation equipment, industrial goods, foodstuffs, textiles

    Exports Oil, cattle, cotton, gum arabic

    Currency Coopération Financière en Afrique Centrale franc

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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