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|Chad is formally known locally as Republique du Tchad. Chad is located in Central Africa, south of Libya.The major religious influences are Muslim, Christian and animist. French, Arabic, Sara and more than domainate as the major spoken languages. The total boundary size of all surrounding land is approximately 5,968 km. Cameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan border the country. (More Information)
Although this country is not known for being a popular tourist destination, it does receive a certain amount of visitors each year. There are a number of hotels, many of which are of the same standard to those which might be found on websites such as [britanniahotels.com], but often with the added advantage of overlooking stunning Chadian landscapes and wildlife. This wildlife can also be found in Chad's many protected natural conservation areas. For more information on this and other aspects of travelling in Chad, take a look at the links below.
||Area: 495,752 sq mi
(1,283,998 sq km).
Population (2002 est.): 8,997,000.
Languages: French, Arabic (both official), Fula, Sara.
Religions: Islam, traditional religions, Roman Catholicism,
Currency: CFA franc.
|The type of govenment in Chad is a republic. The country's major ethnics groups are 200 distinct groups, in the north and center: Arabs, Gorane, Daza, Kreda, Zaghawa, Kanembou, Ouaddai, Baguirmi, Hadjerai, Fulbe, Kotoko, Hausa, Boulala, Maba, most of whom are Muslim, in the south: Sara, Mbaye, Goulaye, Moundang, Moussei, Massa, most of whom are Christian or animist.. The constitution, passed by referendum 31 March 1996. The legal system is based on French civil law system and Chadian customary law, has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction.