Overview - Chad

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Capital:N'Djamena
Area:1,284,000 km²
Population:9,944,201 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):French (official), Arabic (official), Sara (in south), more than 120 different languages and dialects.
Religion(s):Muslim - 51%, Christian - 35%, animist - 7%, others - 7%.
Ethnic Group(s):200 distinct groups; in the north and center: Arabs, Gorane (Toubou, Daza, Kreda), Zaghawa, Kanembou, Ouaddai, Baguirmi, Hadjerai, Fulbe, Kotoko, Hausa, Boulala and Maba; in the south: Sara (Ngambaye, Mbaye, Goulaye), Moundang, Moussei, Massa.