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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
 
   
   
 

Central African Republic Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Central African Republic
~ local long form: Republique Centrafricaine
 
Area: 622,984 sq km
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Highest point: Mont Ngaoui 1,420 m
Population: 3,799,897
Density: 6/km2
Population growth rate: 1.49%
Language: French
Religions: indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%
Government type: republic
Capital: Bangui
GDP - per capita: $1,100
Inflation rate: 3.6%
Currency (code): Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: RCA
ISO CODE Alpha2: CF
ISO CODE Alpha3: CAF
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 140
Calling code: +236
Internet country code: .cf
Time Zone: + 1.0 H

 
 
 
 

Central African Republic is a beautiful country where the desert and delta co-exist mutually and one wish that time could stand still. The unforgettable wilderness, the splendid waterways of the Ubangi and Shari River Delta, the rolling sand dunes and the abundance of wild-wildlife are just a few features of what makes this country your ultimate destination. As evident from its name, Central African Republic rests over the central landscape of the African continent. The ecological characteristics of the country includes Sahelo-Sudanese zone in the north, an Equatorial forest zone in the south and Sudano-Guinean savannas elsewhere. The not-so-high Fertit Hills come in the northeast part whereas a granite plateau of Yade Massif is located in the northwest of Central African Republic.
Central African Republic belongs to the Nilo-Saharan language speaking family and was inhabited by Adamawa and Bantu people. From the 16th to 19th century, this region was the centre point of slave traders from Arab nations and other neighbouring countries. The French occupied the region in 1894 and established the colony of Ubangi-Shari. After becoming part of French Equatorial Africa, Central African Republic proclaimed independence on August 13, 1960. Fighting out the turbulent post-independence era when it was renamed as Central African Empire, the country today presents itself as a multiparty republic.

 



 

 

 
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