General information

Capital: N'Djaména

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French, Arabic

Area: 1,284,000 km²

Population in million: 14.9 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 670 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,941 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 71.1 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.1 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 73.4 %

Life expectancy at birth: 52.9 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 40 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 9.98 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 48.6 

Industry value added of GDP: 14.6 

Services value added of GDP: 33.5 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 1.52 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 0.54 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Structures and parts of structures, of iron or steel (0.42 %)
Paintings, drawings and pastel (0.06 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cotton, not carded or combed (1.39 %)
Lac: natural gums and resins (0.78 %)
Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (0.17 %)
Cigars and cigarettes of tobacco (0.01 %)

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