Central African Republic

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Central African Republic
sovereign state, landlocked country, country, republic
Part ofCentral Africa Edit
Inception1960 Edit
Official nameKödörösêse tî Bêafrîka, République centrafricaine, Central African Republic Edit
Native labelRepublique Centrafricaine, Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka Edit
IPA transcriptiondən sɛn'trɑːlɑfɾɪkɑːnskə rɛpʉ'blɪk Edit
Official languageFrench, Sango Edit
AnthemLa Renaissance Edit
Cultureculture of the Central African Republic Edit
Motto textUnité, Dignité, Travail, Unity, Dignity, Work, Единство, достойнство, труд, Единство, достоинство, труд, Undon, Urddas a Gwaith Edit
ContinentAfrica Edit
CountryCentral African Republic Edit
CapitalBangui Edit
Located in time zoneUTC+01:00, Africa/Bangui Edit
Located in/on physical featureCentral Africa Edit
Coordinate location6°42′0″N 20°54′0″E Edit
Coordinates of geographic center6°42′0″N 20°54′0″E Edit
Coordinates of easternmost point5°5′5″N 27°28′0″E Edit
Coordinates of northernmost point11°0′5″N 22°27′59″E Edit
Coordinates of southernmost point2°13′38″N 16°11′27″E Edit
Coordinates of westernmost point6°2′1″N 14°24′55″E Edit
Highest pointMont Ngaoui Edit
Lowest pointUbangi River Edit
Office held by head of statePresident of the Central African Republic Edit
State ein headFaustin-Archange Touadéra Edit
Office head of government holdPrime Minister of the Central African Republic Edit
Government ein headFirmin Ngrébada Edit
Legislative bodyNational Assembly Edit
Central bankBank of Central African States Edit
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc Edit
Driving sideright Edit
Electrical plug typeEuroplug, Type E Edit
Dey replaceCentral African Empire Edit
HashtagCentralAfricanRepublic Edit
Top-level Internet domain.cf Edit
Flagflag of the Central African Republic Edit
Coat of armscoat of arms of the Central African Republic Edit
Geography of topicgeography of the Central African Republic Edit
Get characteristicnot-free country Edit
History of topichistory of the Central African Republic Edit
Economy of topiceconomy of the Central African Republic Edit
Demographics of topicdemographics of the Central African Republic Edit
Mobile country code623 Edit
Country calling code+236 Edit
Trunk prefixno value Edit
Emergency phone number117, 118, 1220 Edit
Licence plate codeRCA Edit
Maritime identification digits612 Edit
Unicode character🇨🇫 Edit
Category for mapsCategory:Maps of the Central African Republic Edit
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De Central African Republic (CAR), formerly dem know as Ubangi-Shari, be landlocked country wey dey Central Africa. Edey border by Chad to de north, Sudan to de northeast, South Sudan to de east, de Democratic Republic of the Congo to de south, de Republic of the Congo to de southwest, den Cameroon to de west. Bangui be de country ein capital den largest city, for de border of de Democratic Republic of the Congo. De Central African Republic dey cover land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi). As of 2021, eget estimated population of around 5.5 million. As of 2024, de Central African Republic be de scene of civil war, wey na edey go on since 2012.[1]

Chaw of de Central African Republic dey consist of Sudano-Guinean savannas, buh de country sanso dey include Sahelo-Sudanian zone insyd de north den equatorial forest zone insyd de south. Two-thirds of de country dey within de Ubangi River basin (wey dey flow into de Congo), while de third wey dey remain dey lie insyd de basin of de Chari, wey dey flow into Lake Chad.

Despite ein significant mineral deposits den oda resources, such as uranium reserves, crude oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lumber, den hydropower,[2] as well as significant quantities of arable land, de Central African Republic dey mong de ten poorest countries insyd de world, plus de lowest GDP per capita for purchasing power parity insyd de world as of 2017.[3] As of 2021, according to de Human Development Index (HDI), de country get de fourth-lowest level of human development, dey rank 188 out of 191 countries. De country get de lowest inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), dey rank 156th out of 156 countries.[4] Dem sanso estimate de Central African Republic as de unhealthiest country[5] as well as de worst country insyd for wich you be young.[6]

De Central African Republic be member of de United Nations, de African Union, de Economic Community of Central African States, de Organisation internationale de la Francophonie den de Non-Aligned Movement.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Dem derive de name of de Central African Republic from de country ein geographical location insyd de central region of Africa den ein republican form of government. From 1976 cam 1979, na dem know de country as de Central African Empire.

During de colonial era, na de country ein name be Ubangi-Shari (French: Oubangui-Chari), name dem derive from two major rivers den Central African waterways – Ubangi den Chari. Barthélemy Boganda, de country ein first prime minister, favor de name "Central African Republic" ova Ubangi-Shari, reportedly secof he envision larger union of countries insyd Central Africa.[7]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Largest cities anaa towns insyd Central African Republic

According to de 2003 Census[8]

Rank Name Prefecture Pop. Rank Name Prefecture Pop.
1 Bangui Bangui 622,771 11 Kaga-Bandoro Nana-Grébizi 24,661
2 Bimbo Ombella-M'Poko 124,176 12 Sibut Kémo 22,419
3 Berbérati Mambéré-Kadéï 76,918 13 Mbaïki Lobaye 22,166
4 Carnot Mambéré-Kadéï 45,421 14 Bozoum Ouham-Pendé 20,665
5 Bambari Ouaka 41,356 15 Paoua Ouham-Pendé 17,370
6 Bouar Nana-Mambéré 40,353 16 Batangafo Ouham 16,420
7 Bossangoa Ouham 36,478 17 Kabo Ouham 16,279
8 Bria Haute-Kotto 35,204 18 Bocaranga Ouham-Pendé 15,744
9 Bangassou Mbomou 31,553 19 Ippy Ouaka 15,196
10 Nola Sangha-Mbaéré 29,181 20 Alindao Basse-Kotto 14,401

Languages[edit | edit source]

De Central African Republic ein two official languages be French den Sango (sanso dem spell am as Sangho),[9] creole dem develope as inter-ethnic lingua franca base for de local Ngbandi language top. De Central African Republic be one of de few African countries make dem grant official status to African language.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mudge, Lewis (11 December 2018). "Central African Republic: Events of 2018". World Report 2019: Rights Trends in Central African Republic. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. "Central African Republic", The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency, 1 February 2024, retrieved 10 February 2024
  3. World Economic Outlook Database, January 2018, Archived, International Monetary Fund . Archived, Database updated on 12 April 2017. Accessed on 21 April 2017.
  4. "Human Development Index and its components" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  5. "These are the world's unhealthiest countries – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2016. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. Foundation, Thomson Reuters. "Central African Republic worst country in the world for young people – study". Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  7. Palmer, Brian (9 March 2012). "Why Does the Central African Republic Have Such a Boring Name?". Slate.
  8. "Central African Republic". City Population.
  9. "Central African Republic 2016 Constitution". Constitute. Retrieved 20 May 2021.

Sources[edit | edit source]

You fi read further[edit | edit source]

  • Doeden, Matt, Central African Republic in Pictures (Twentyfirst Century Books, 2009).
  • Petringa, Maria, Brazza, A Life for Africa (2006). ISBN 978-1-4259-1198-0.
  • Titley, Brian, Dark Age: The Political Odyssey of Emperor Bokassa, 2002.
  • Woodfrok, Jacqueline, Culture and Customs of the Central African Republic (Greenwood Press, 2006).

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