Republic Of Chad
Capital city: N' Djamena, largest city (main river port and international airport).
Area: 1284000 square km
National day: 11 August
Independence: 11 August1960. Former French Colony.
Population: 7 1/2 million as of 2000
Leader: Idriss Deby, born 1953, President as at the year 1990.
Language: French and Arabic (both official), Sara (national language).
Currency: CFA francs