Central African Republic Overview

The Central African Republic is located in Central Africa and borders Congo-Kinshasa, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Sudan and Chad. The Central African Republic has been marked by instability and crises since the country became independent from France in 1960. Despite large deposits of diamonds, gold and raw materials, the country is one of the poorest in the world.

Capital: Bangui
Biggest city: Bangui
State: republic
Language: French, sango
Religion: Christianity, indigenous religions, Islam
Surface: 622 984 km²
Population: 4.7 million (2013)
Population density: 7 residents per km²
Life expectancy: 44 years
Illiteracy: 51%
Currency: CFA franc (XAF)
1 CFA franc = 0.01 kr
GDP per capita: $ 800 (2010)
Time difference: +0 hours
Electricity: 220/380 V AC, 50Hz
National Day: 1 December
Country area code: 236
2-Letter country abbreviation: CF (See more abbreviations on Abbreviationfinder)
Business: agriculture 84%, service sector 13%, industry 3%
Climate: tropical, with hot, dry winters and hot, humid summers

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The improved relations with neighboring countries in recent years have stabilized the political situation in the country. But as recently as 2001, the country was subjected to a military coup. The markets in the capital Bangui are an experience, as are the two major national parks Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park and Bamingui-Bangoran Park.

The entire southern part of the Central African Republic is covered by rainforest and the climate is hot and humid. Since the country is close to the equator, the temperature differences are very small. It is usually 30-40 degrees hot.


The following objects in the Central African Republic are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The year in which the item was added to the list is indicated in parentheses.

  • Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park (1988)
  • Rainforest Sangha Trinational (2012)


Electricity and electrical outlets in the Central African Republic

Voltage: 220 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Type of plug: C, E

Need an adapter: No, you do not need an adapter.


Weather in Bangui

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temperature °C 27 27 27 26 25 24 23 23 23 23 24 26
Soltim / day 8 8 8 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 8 9

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According to Countryaah, Bangui is the capital of the Central African Republic. Bangui is also the largest city in the country with an estimated population of about 700,000. The city is located on the Oubangui River near a number of rapids that make traffic difficult to the city. The river that also forms the border between the Central African Republic and the Congo-Kinshasa.

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