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Country Profile

 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Republic of Chad
Head of State : Idriss Déby
Population : 14.45 Million (2016)
Capital City : N'Djamena
Largest City : N'Djamena
Languages : French, Arabic (both official); Sara; more than 120 languages and dialects
Monetary Unit : CommunautéFinancièreAfricaine Franc (XAF)
GDP (USD) : 9.6 Billion (2016)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 0.56 Billion (2016)
GNI (USD) : 9.41 Billion (2016)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 2.88 Billion (2016)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 3.65 Billion (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 52.55 Years (2015)
Location & Geography
Chad is the largest country of former French Equatorial Africa. It is a landlocked country with one of the world’s lowest population densities. It is situated in the heart of Africa and has borders with Cameroon in the South-west, Niger and Nigeria in the West, the Central African Republic in the South, Libya in the North and Sudan in the East. Chad’s topography is generally flat except for a range of hills along the Eastern border and relatively high, barren mountains in the far North-west. Most of the country’s drainage system flows into Lake Chad which lacks an outlet. The climate is hot and arid in the Northern desert regions, and wet and tropical in the South.
Investment Profile
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Training | July 27 - 29, 2015 | Chad
Training | February 01 - 01, 2015 | Chad