Central African Republic is located in the center of the African Continent, with a population of 5,166,510, making it the
117th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Bangui with a total population of 622,771. The country
encompasses 622,984 square kilometers making it the 45th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Chad,
Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo and Cameroon.

Leader of the Séléka rebel coalition Michel Am-Nondokro Djotodia has declared himself president after ousting Francois
Bozize in a coup on 24 March 2013 and has assume the mantle of Chief of State. Ironically Bozize achieved that status
through a coup against President Ange-Felix Patasse in March 2003, establishing an interim government including the
drafting of a new constitution. Under the new constitution, elections were held in March and May of 2005 and Bozize was
confirmed as president despite a massive field of candidates, and was scheduled to hold that position for five years and was
reelected for a second term in 2011. Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye is recognized as the Head of Government and
achieves that status on 13 January 2013
through appointment by President Bozize as part of a peace agreement with Séléka
rebels. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on the 5th of December
2004 however it has been suspended by Djotodia and the Séléka rebel coalition

The languages commonly or officially spoken are French, Sangho (lingua franca and national language) and tribal
languages. It counts among its major religions indigenous beliefs, Protestant, Roman Catholic and Muslim. As sources of
mass communication it has 1 AM, 5 FM, 1 Short Wave and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mont Ngaoui, its highest point at 1,420 meters and Oubangu River, its lowest point at 335
meters. Its principal waterways are Oubangu River and Saghar River, which measures 2,800 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are gold and diamond mining, logging,
brewing, textiles, footwear, and assembly of bicycles and motorcycles. Its official currency is Communaute Financiere
Africaine franc.

Here’s something you may not know about Central African Republic. The Central African Republic is home to the White
Rhino, which has a wide squared lip that allows it to eat a wide swath of green short grasses that grow in the open
Bangui- Central
African Republic's
capital and largest city
Central African
Republic Kids
Oubangu River-
Central African
Republic's lowest point
Western Lowland
White Rhino and baby
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
4.7% (2009 est.)


Kids on Mont Ngaoui
Berberati- Central
African Republic's
westernmost point on
the border with
Birao- the
northernmost point of
the Central African
Republic on the border
with Chad and Sudan
Central African
Republic ladies in
traditional dress
Matata Dzanga
Sangha Reserve in
southern Central
African Republic
Obo- the easternmost
point of the Central
African Republic on
the border of Sudan
and the Democratic
Republic of the Congo
Mbomou River on
Central African
Republic's border with
the Democratic
Republic of the Congo
Mont Ngaoui- Central
African Republic's
highest point
Bayanga Village on the
Sangha River- Central
African Republic's
southernmost point on
the border with
Democratic Republic of
the Congo and
Muamba de Galinha- a
Central African
Republic dish of
chicken grilled in Palm
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