1 Chad Country Profile
Chad Overview

Generic Information 

Chad is a vast, landlocked country in north-central Africa, with a population of 17.9 million. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon,  Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. Chad is divided into multiple regions: a desert zone in the North, an arid Sahelian belt in the center and a more fertile Sudanese savanna zone in the South. Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the second-largest wetland in Africa. Chad is home to over 200 ethnic and linguistic groups, the official languages are Arabic and French, and the main religions practiced are Islam (55.1%) and Christianity (41.1%). Chad’s economy remains heavily dependent on extractive industries, primarily oil, and unprocessed agricultural commodities, which leaves the country vulnerable to external factors, such as world oil prices, food prices, and drought. Chad’s investment climate remains challenging and infrastructure, including transportation and telecommunications, is underdeveloped or outdated. Skilled labor is limited and companies that try to bring experts for projects face strict limits on the employment of foreigners. 

Source: Wikipedia (publisher), Chad Date Accessed: 15 Nov 2022 

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