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Central African Republic
  • Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka
  • République centrafricaine
Motto: "Unité, Dignité, Travail" (French)
"Unity, Dignity, Work"
Anthem: E Zingo  (Sango)
La Renaissance  (French)
The Renaissance
Location of  Central African Republic  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Central African Republic  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Location of the Central African Republic
Capital
and largest city
Bangui
4°22′N18°35′E / 4.367°N 18.583°E / 4.367; 18.583
Official languagesFrench, Sango
Ethnic groups
DemonymCentral African
GovernmentSemi-presidentialrepublic
Faustin-Archange Touadéra
Simplice Sarandji
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from France
13 August 1960
• Central African Empire established
4 December 1976
• Republic restored
21 September 1979
Area
• Total
622,984 km2 (240,535 sq mi) (45th)
• Water (%)
0
Population
• 2014 estimate
4,709,000[1] (119th)
• 2003 census
4,987,640[2]
• Density
7.1/km2 (18.4/sq mi) (221st)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.411 billion[3]
• Per capita
$684[3]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$1.992 billion[3]
• Per capita
$400[3]
Gini (2008)56.3[4]
high · 6
HDI (2015)Increase 0.352[5]
low · 188th
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneWAT(UTC+1)
Drives on theright[6]
Calling code+236
ISO 3166 codeCF
Internet TLD.cf

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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