Facts & Figures

Country: Republic of Chad

Population: 11.5  million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: N'Djamena

Area: 1,284,116 million sq km (495,800 sq miles)

Main languages: French (official), Arabic (official); local languages e.g. Sara, Maba

Main religions: Islam, Christianity

Life expectancy: 51 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy Rate: Adult [15+] 34%, Youth [15-24] 47% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban Population (% of total): 21.9% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 6 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 169 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 30.3% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 880,000 (UNICEF, 2011)