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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 

3Traditional Faiths 1.3%

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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

6Am Timan52,270
10Goz Beïda41,248
Population of Chad 2024 | Religion in Chad