Monday, September 7, 2009

Tour across Africa - CHAD

Wow, it’s another Month…..September 2009. And in our Tour across Africa this month, we will be taking out time to view the land Chad.
- Chad has a population of about 9.448 million with a growth rate of approx 2.8%
- Life expectancy: 43 years with Access to clean water: (urban 40%, rural 32%)
- Access to electricity is approximately 9% in the Urban area with a literacy rate of 56% men and 39.5% in women.

Basic facts about CHAD
Capital: N'Djamena
Language: French (official), Arabic (official), Fula, Sara (in south), more than 120 different languages and dialects.
Ethnic Groups: The Sara (25%); other groups include the Kebbi, Kanem-Bornu, Tangale, Fulani, Gorane and Arabs
Religions: Muslim 54%, Christian 35%, animist 7%, other 4%

Geography: Landlocked; Lake Chad is the most significant water body in the Sahel. Broad, arid plains in centre, desert in north, mountains in northwest, lowlands in south

Border countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan

Natural resources: Oil, uranium, tungsten, cassiterite, bauxite, and gold are thought to exist in the north, fish
Agriculture products: Cotton, manioc, millet, peanuts, rice, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, cattle, sheep and goats.

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