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Central African Republic

Central African Republic This country is in fact like the name says, lying in the centre of Africa surrounded by countries like Chad, Sudan and Congo. Here you will be able to find all from lovely forests, lively cities to lawless countrysides. Visit Zinga and you will find wooden houses, which for this part of Africa is rare.

Area: 622.601 Km²
Population: 3.577.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 6 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Bangui (524.000 pop.)
Major cities: Bouar 50.000 pop., Bérbérati 40.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Banda 27%, Baya 24%, Mandjia 21%, Sara 10%, others 18%
Border countries: Chad NORTH, Sudan NORTH-EAST, Republic of the Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo SOUTH, Cameroon WEST

Principal mountains: Mount Kayagangiri 1420 m
Principal rivers: Oubangui (with Bomu) 1400 Km (Central African tract, total 2300 Km)
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: -
Climate: Tropical

Language: French (official), Sangho
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 57%, Christian 35%, Muslim 8%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 29/3, 30/6, 13/8, 15/8, 1/11, 1/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 00236
GMT: +1

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