Capital: N’Djamena

Population: 13,479,061 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Central African CFA Franc (XAF)

Official Languages: French, Arabic

Unofficial Languages: Sara, other tribal languages and dialects (more than 120)

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam

Ethnic Groups: Arab, Sara, Mayo-Kebbi, Kanem-Bornou, Gorane, Ouaddai, Hadjarai, Tandjile, Fitri-Batha, and others

Largest Cities: N’Djamena, Moundou, Sagh, Abeche

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Boxing, Athletics, Martial Arts

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Easter Monday (March 28)

National Day (April 23)

Labour Day (May 1)

Liberation of Africa (anniversary of the OAU’s foundation) (May 25)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Independence Day (August 11)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

All Saint’s Day (November 1)

Republic Day (November 28)

Freedom and Democracy Day (December 1)

Christmas Day (December 25)