Central African Republic

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Central African Republic on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Central Africa

Size – 622,984 km²

Geography – Mostly flat, some hills in north-east and south-west

Language – French, Sangho, tribal languages

Religion – 35% tribal beliefs, 25% Protestant, 25% Roman Catholic, 15% Muslim

Monetary Unit – Central African Franc

Natural Resources – diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, oil

Agriculture – cotton, coffee, tobacco, manioc (tapioca), yams, millet, corn, bananas; timber

Industry – gold and diamond mining, logging, brewing, textiles, footwear, assembly of bicycles and motorcycles

Central African Republic Map

Neighbouring Countries – Chad, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cameroon

Population – 5,277,959 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.50%

Average Life Expectancy – 49

Capital City – Bangui (population 734,350)

Highest Mountain – Mont Ngaoui (1,420 m)

Longest River – Oubangui

Climate – Tropical – hot, dry winters 21°C to 34°C, warm, wet summers 21°C to 29°C

Yearly Rainfall –  South -180cm (approx), North – 98cm (approx)

Plant Life – Tropical rainforest in south. grassland and savannah in north

Animal Life antelope, baboons, buffalo, elephants, black rhinoceros, gorillas, chimpanzees and other primates, leopards, snakes, bats, insects, colourful butterflies

Bird Life – rich and varied

Aquatic Life – many species of fish, crocodile and hippopotamus

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Central African Republic. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/central_african_republic.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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