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The Central African Republic is a large country in central Africa.

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country with no coastal border.

The land is flat plateau with hills in northeast and southwest.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of the Central African Republic, also known as lines of latitude and longitude, are:-
Latitude - 7 00N
Longitude - 21 00E

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car The Central African Republic flag is four equal horizontal stripes of blue, at the top, white, green and yellow with a vertical red band in centre. There is a yellow five-pointed star to the flag pole side of the blue band. Red representss the blood spilled in the struggle for independence, blue the sky and freedom, white peace and dignity, green hope and faith and yellow tolerance. The star represents aspiration towards a vibrant future.

The capital of the Central African Republic is Bangui.

The Central African Republic is a presidential republic with a president as head of state and head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in the Central African Republic is the central African franc.

French is the official language.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in the Central African Republic to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of the Central African Republic is 622,984 sq kms which is the 20th largest in Africa.

The Central African Republic has no lakes, rivers and canals.

The Central African Republic has boundaries with 6 countries

  • Democratic Republic of Congo 1,747 kms
  • Chad 1,556 kms
  • South Sudan 1,055 kms
  • Cameroon 901 kms
  • Congo 487 kms
  • Sudan 174 kms

The Central African Republic has no coastline.

The highest point in the Central African Republic is Mont Ngaoui at 1,410 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. car
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People

The total population of the Central African Republic is 5.75 million people, making it the 37th largest country in Africa by population.

Of this number 2.90 million are females and 2.85 million are males.

A person from the Central African Republic is called a Central African.

To be a citizen of the Central African Republic, one of your parents must be a citizen of the Central African Republic. It is not sufficient to be born in the Central African Republic. You have to live in the Central African Republic for 35 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in the Central African Republic, by population are:-

  • Bangui 542,393 people
  • Bimbo 129,655
  • Mbaïki 67,132
  • Berbérati 61,815
  • Kaga-Bandoro 56,520
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. carEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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41.4% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in the Central African Republic is 34.0 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in the Central African Republic is 12.9 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 76.7 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 91.6 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 20.1 and for males is 19.5. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 7.0. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 14.4. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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health



The Central African Republic spends 4.2% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.06 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 1.0 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

7.5% of the population are estimated as obese.

89.6% of the urban population and 54.4% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

43.6% of the urban population and 7.2% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer, a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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The Central African Republic releases 0.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 49th highest in Africa.
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Education

The Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in the Central African Republic. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 16 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

We are awaiting information about school terms in the Central African Republic

We have no figures for the number of people who are able to read and write by the age of 15.

We have no figures for the number of people aged between 16 and 24 who are not in work.

The total number of people available for work in the Central African Republic is 2.24 million.

We have no figures for the sectors in which they work.

6.9% of the workforce are unemployed.

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Travel



There are 2 paved airports in the Central African Republic, which is the 45th highest number in Africa.
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There are no railways in the Central African Republic.
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There are 21,278 kilometres of roads in the Central African Republic, which means the Central African Republic is in 23rd place for the most kilometres of roads in Africa.
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There are 6 major national newspapers in the Central African Republic.

There are 1.25 million mobile phone users.

Less than 1% of the people have a fixed landline.

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246,000 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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