Where is Central African Republic?

Located in Central Africa, Central African Republic has a 5,920.00 km border with Cameroon (901 km), Chad (1,556 km), Democratic Republic of the Congo (1,747 km), Republic of the Congo (487 km), South Sudan (1,055 km) and Sudan (174 km).Sporadic disputes exist concerning water and grazing rights along with the country's border with southern Sudan.

Central African Republic is an African country covering 622,984.00 km2. This makes it the 46th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 7 00 N, 21 00 E and Bangui is the capital city.

The country is named for its geographic position.

Its ISO code is CF.


Central African Republic has a mean elevation of 635 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Oubangui River which is 335m above sea level. Its highest elevation is Mont Ngaoui which is 1,420m above tall.

It has a tropical climate with hot, dry winters and hot, wet summers. Its terrain is vast, from flat to rolling plateau with some hills.


Central African Republic has a population of 5,507,257 making it the 116th largest in the world.

French is the official language. The major ethnic groups reported are Baya, Banda, Mandjia and Sara. The majority of the population practice indigenous religious beliefs.

The dialing code for the country is 236.


Central African Republic is an independent country. It gained independence from France in 1960. Its constitution was last ratified in 2016.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Central African Republic's GDP is $3,206,000,000.00 (USD) with $700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 184th largest economy and its citizens the 218th richest in the world. The currency of Central African Republic is the Franc (XAF).

Its major export partners are Norway and China. Its main exports are diamonds, timber, cotton, and coffee. Its major import partners are Norway, France, and the United States. Its major imports include food, textiles, petroleum products, and machinery.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017