Chad National Anthem

Anthem History

La Tchadienne is the national anthem of Chad. Written by Louis Gidrol and his student group and composed by Paul Villard, it has been the official anthem since independence in 1960.

Anthem Lyrics

La Tchadienne



Peuple Tchadien, debout et à l'ouvrage!


Tu as conquis la terre et ton droit;


Ta liberté naîtra de ton courage.


Lève les yeux, l'avenir est à Toi.

O mon Pays, que Dieu te prenne en garde,


Que tes voisins admirent tes enfants.


Joyeux, pacifique, avance en chantant,


Fidèle à tes anciens te regardent.

Peuple Tchadien, debout et à l'ouvrage!


Tu as conquis la terre et ton droit;


Ta liberté naîtra de ton courage.


Lève les yeux, l'avenir est à Toi.

Anthem Lyrics English

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

Oh, 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.

Chad Flag

Chad Flag

Flag History The blue represents the rivers and forests, the yellow symbolizes sand and the desert, and the red is a symbol of sacrifice and the blood of martyrs.
Flag Date of Adoption 6 November 1959
Flag Symbolism three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red; similar to the flag of Romania; also similar to the flags of Andorra and Moldova, both of which have a national coat of arms centered in the yellow band; design was based on the flag of France

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