Chad is a large landlocked country spanning north-central Africa. It covers an area of 1,284,000 square kilometres (496,000 sq mi), lying between latitudes 7° and 24°N, and 13° and 24°E, and is the twentieth-largest country in the world.
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The country of Chad is located on the African continent. Its Official Name is the Republic of Chad, and the capital city is NDjamena. Chad has a population of 7,760,000 and the official currency is CFA Franc. Chad covers 1,259,200 square kilometers or 486,177 square miles.
Lieutenant-General Idriss Déby was the President of Chad in 2005. He came to power in a coup on 1990 December 2 deposing then president Hissène Habré. Elected as president in 1996 March, he was re-elected in 2001. In 2006 he removed the two-term presidential limit. Attempts to remove him from power were made in 2006 and 2008, but both failed. He was subsequently re-elected in 2006, 2011, and 2016, amidst boycotted elections.