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Chad Population 2023

Chad, officially known as the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in north-central Africa. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Chad in 2023 is 18,278,567 (1.83 Crore)

Estimated Population of  Chad  in 2023  – 18.3 million

Chad2023 Population
Total Population18,278,567
Global Rank72
Land Area 1,259,200 sq.km (486,200 sq. mi)
Area Rank20
Pop. Density13 people/sq. km
Capital CityN’Djamena

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

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Religion in Chad

Chad is a religiously diverse society, with Islam and Christianity being the most widely professed religions. Islam is followed by 55 % of the population, and Christians are at 41.1%. With a tiny minority of adherents of traditional African religions and other religions.

Among Chadian Muslims, 95% professed to be Sunni Muslims, 1% Shia, and 4% Ahmadi are largely concentrated in northern and eastern Chad, and animists and Christians live primarily in southern Chad and Guéra.  About 4% were followers of indigenous and other religions or unaffiliated.

Religion percentage  in Chad 

#ReligionPercentage
1Islam55.1%
2Christians41.1%
3Traditional Faiths 1.3%
4Others2.5%

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Chad Demographics
Fertility Rate* 5.80
Infant mortality rate ** 67.1
Median Age 16.6 Years
Life Expectancy 55.17 years
Urban Population 24%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Chad by Population

#CityPopulation
1N’Djaména951,418
2Moundou137,251
3Abéché97,963
4Sarh97,224
5Kélo57,859
6Am Timan52,270
7Doba49,647
8Pala49,461
9Bongor44,578
10Goz Beïda41,248
Population of Chad 2024 | Religion in Chad