Official English Name: Central African Republic
Official Local Name(s): République centrafricaine (French)
Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka (Sangho)
Capital: Bangui

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Official Language(s)

French, Sangho (Lingua franca)
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Diamonds, Uranium, Timber, Gold, Oil, Hydropower

Neighbors

Cameroon (West), Chad (North), Sudan (Northeast), South Sudan (East), Democratic Republic of the Congo (South), Republic of the Congo (Southwest)

Ethnic groups

Baya (33%), Banda (27%), Mandjia (13%), Sara (10%), Mboum (7%)

People

Est. Population:

5,507,257

Demonym:

Central African

Religions:

Indigenous beliefs (35%)
Protestant (25%)
Roman Catholic (25%)
Muslim (15%)

Largest City:

Bangui (839,081)

Other Cities:

Bimbo (143,690)
Berbérati (128,430)

Geography

Region:

Central Africa

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

622,984 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

5,920 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Vast plateau
Scattered hills in the northeast and southwest

Highest Point

Mont Ngaoui (1,420 m)

Lowest Point

Oubangi (335 m)

Natural Disasters

Winds
Flooding

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Firmin Ngrébada

Admin. Divisions

14 Prefectures
2 Economic prefectures
1 Commune

Independence:

13 August 1960 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

Elephant

Nat'l Anthem:

Le Renaissance

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$600 (USD)

Currency

FCFA (Central African Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = FCFA (Central African Franc)560.81

Communication

Internet Code

.cf

Telephone Code

+236

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Cultural Notes

The balafon is an instrument famous in the Central African Republic that resembles a xylophone but is instead made from animal parts and wood.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ct.html (Majority of information)
https://www.populationdata.net/pays/republique-centrafricaine/ (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 29 October 2016