Country Full Name: The Republic of Chad.
Location: Chad is in Central Africa, south of Libya.
Country Climate: Tropical in south, desert in north.
Country Terrain: Broad, arid plains in center, desert in north, mountains in northwest, lowlands in south.
Major Languages: French, Arabic.
Major Religions: Islam, Christianity.
Country Population: 9.7 million (2008 est.) 10.0 million (2009 est.).
Country Economy: The economy of Chad ranks as one of the poorest in the world, with 80% of the population living below the poverty line. Years of civil war have scared away foreign investors; those who left Chad have only recently begun to regain confidence in the country's future.
Currency: CFA Franc (XAF).
Country Inflation: 8.3% (2008 est.) 6.5% (2009 est.).
City: N'Djamena is the capital city of Chad. It is also the largest city in the country.
City Economy: N'Djamena is a regional market for livestock, salt, dates, and grains. Meat, fish and cotton processing are the chief industries, and the city continues to serve as the centre of economic activity in Chad, despite the violent civil conflicts.
Cost of Living: N'Djamena has an overall cost of living index which equates it with high cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. N'Djamena is currently ranked 24 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.
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