Landlocked Chad is both one of the largest and one of the least-densely populated countries in Africa. Chad's capital, N'djamena, is the country's largest city and economic centre. Both French and Arabic are official languages.
Chad's economy is dominated by agriculture, which supports at least 80 per cent of the population, and oil, which generates the bulk of export revenues.
Chad was a founding member of the African Union. It is also a member of La Francophonie and the Economic Community of Central African States.
Australia's Ambassador to Chad is resident in Paris, France.
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