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Chad


    • Population:
      5,586,505 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        44% (female 1,198,619; male 1,267,470)

        15-64 years:
        54% (female 1,563,678; male 1,456,481)

        65 years and over:
        2% (female 71,971; male 28,286) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.18% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      42.05 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      20.26 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      129.7 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        41.19 years

        male:
        40.04 years

        female:
        42.38 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      5.33 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Chadian(s)

        adjective:
        Chadian

    • Ethnic divisions:

        north and center:
        Muslims (Arabs, Toubou, Hadjerai, Fulbe, Kotoko, Kanembou, Baguirmi, Boulala, Zaghawa, and Maba)

        south:
        non-Muslims (Sara, Ngambaye, Mbaye, Goulaye, Moundang, Moussei, Massa) nonindigenous 150,000, of whom 1,000 are French

    • Religions:
      Muslim 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs, animism 25%

    • Languages:
      French (official), Arabic (official), Sara (in south), Sango (in south), more than 100 different languages and dialects are spoken

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over has the ability to read and write in French and Arabic (1990 est.)

        total population:
        30%

        male:
        42%

        female:
        18%

    • Labor force:
      NA

        by occupation:
        agriculture 85% (engaged in unpaid subsistence farming, herding, and fishing)






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