(TCHAD)

(WIPO code: TD) (latest review September 2021)

by CABINET ISIS CONSEILS, Mandataire OAPI, Yaoundé, Cameroon

General Information

Area

1,284,000 sq. km.

Population

17,414,108 (estimated July 2021).

Capital

N’Djamena.

Official language

French.

Currency

C.F.A. franc.

Main agricultural and natural products

Sugar cane, cotton, grains, groundnuts, leguminous, farming.

Main Mineral Products

Gold, uranium, iron, petroleum.

Main exports

Cotton, livestock, meat and leguminous.

GNI

(per capita): U.S.$ 660 (estimated 2020).

General Remarks

A former French colony, part of French Equatorial Africa, Chad obtained its internal administrative autonomy and became a member of the French Community in 1958, and later achieved its complete independence on August 11, 1960.

The country, partially desertic, is mainly agricultural (millet, sorgho, livestock).

Chad is a member of “Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa” (CEMAC), previously known as “Customs and Economics Union of Central Africa” (UDEAC), and a member of “Economic Community of Central African States” (CEEAC).