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Central African Republic

Official English Name: Central African Republic

Official Local Name(s): République centrafricaine (French), Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka (Sangho)

Capital: Bangui

REGION
Central Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Cameroon (West)
Chad (North)
Sudan (Northeast)
South Sudan (East)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (South)
Republic of the Congo (Southwest)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
622,984 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
5,920 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Vast plateau
Scattered hills in the northeast and southwest
HIGHEST POINT
Mont Ngaoui (1,420 m)
LOWEST POINT
Oubangi (335 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Diamonds
Uranium
Timber
Gold
Oil
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Winds
Floods
DEMONYM
Central African
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Baya (33%)
Banda (27%)
Mandjia (13%)
Sara (10%)
Mboum (7%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
French
Sangho (Lingua franca)
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Indigenous beliefs (35%)
Protestant (25%)
Roman Catholic (25%)
Muslim (15%)
POPULATION
5,507,257
LARGEST CITY
Bangui (839,081)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Bimbo (143,690)
Berbérati (128,430)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Faustin-Archange Touadéra
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
14 Prefectures
2 Economic prefectures
1 Commune
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
13 August 1960 (from France)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Elephant
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Le Renaissance
GDP PER CAPITA
$600 (USD)
CURRENCY
FCFA (Central African Franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = FCFA597.16
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.cf
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+236

The balafon is an instrument famous in the Central African Republic that resembles a xylophone but is instead made from animal parts and wood.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ct.html (Majority of information)

https://www.populationdata.net/pays/republique-centrafricaine/ (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 29 October 2016