Flag of Chad

Chad Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesTD, TCD, 148
Official NameRepublic of Chad
Government TypePresidential republic
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Calling Code+235
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Community of Sahel-Saharan States
PopulationApprox. 16 million (as of 2023)
Total Area1,284,000 square kilometers
Highest PointEmi Koussi (3,445 meters or 11,302 feet)
Lowest PointDjourab Depression (160 meters or 525 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $657 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 54 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.td

Chad National Anthem

La Tchadienne (The Chadian)

People of Chad, arise and take up the task!
You have conquered the soil and won your rights;
Your freedom will be born of your courage.
Lift up your eyes, the future is yours.
O my Country, may God protect you,
May your neighbours admire your children.
Joyful, peaceful, advance as you sing,
Faithful to your fathers who are watching you.

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History of the Chad Flag

The flag of Chad was officially adopted on November 6, 1959, just prior to its independence from France on August 11, 1960. The flag’s design and colors hold significant meaning and are symbolic of the nation’s values and heritage.

The flag consists of three vertical stripes: blue, yellow, and red. The blue stripe on the left represents the sky and hope, the central yellow stripe symbolizes the sun and the desert in the north of the country, and the red stripe on the right stands for progress, unity, and the sacrifice of the nation’s people in their struggle for independence.

The design of Chad’s flag is identical to Romania’s flag, except for a slight variation in the shade of blue. This similarity is purely coincidental, as the Chad flag’s colors are based on the French Tricolor and Pan-African colors, representing the country’s colonial history and its identity as an African nation.

The flag has been a subject of controversy due to its resemblance to Romania’s flag, but it remains a source of pride and national identity for the Chadian people. The flag represents Chad’s sovereignty, its journey through colonialism to independence, and its aspirations for unity and progress. It is displayed in public buildings, at national events, and in international settings, symbolizing the spirit and resilience of the Chadian nation.