Official name: Republic of Chad
Area: 1,284 ,000 sq. km
Official languages: French, Arabic
Population: 12,28 million (INED 2013)
Religions: Muslims (55%), Christians and Indigenous Beliefs (45%)
Independence day: 11 August 1960 from France
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President of the Republic is the Head of the State. The President of the Republic is elected by direct universal suffrage for a five-year term which is renewable. The President of the Republic appoints the Prime Minister. Government is formed by the Prime Minister with the approbation of the President.
Legislative: The unicameral Parliament consists of a National Assembly with members who serve a 4-year term that is renewable.
Judicial: The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court are the highest courts.
Foreign policy: Chad is a member of AU, CEMAC, ILO, IMF, IOM, OIF, UN, UNESCO, UNIDO, WHO,WTO, etc.
GDP: 13,4 billion USD
Main economic resources: cotton, sorghum, millet, groundnut, rice, potatoes, cassava, crude oil, etc.
Major Trading Partners: US, Japan, India.
Mixed legal system of civil and customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
National Partners of African Law Library