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Where is The Central African Republic?

map showing the location of The Central African Republic

Located in the continent of Africa, Central African Republic covers 622,984 square kilometers of land, making it the 45th largest nation in terms of land area.

The Central African Republic became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of The Central African Republic is 5,057,208 (2012) and the nation has a density of 8 people per square kilometer.

The currency of The Central African Republic is the CFA Franc BEAC (XAF). As well, the people of The Central African Republic are refered to as Central African.

The dialing code for the country is 236 and the top level internet domain for Central African sites is .cf.

The Central African Republic shares land borders with 5 countries: Congo, Chad, Sudan, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Cameroon.

To learn more, visit our detailed Central African Republic section.

Quick facts

Population 5,057,208
Density 8.1 / km2 ( 21.0 / mi2 )
Languages French, Sango
Independence Year 1960
Capital Bangui (Bangui)
Currency CFA Franc BEAC
GDP 1,782,927,903 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 353 (2014 data)
Land Area 622,984 km2 (240,535 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Congo, South Sudan, The Sudan, Cameroon, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Chad
Minimum Longitude 14.420
Maximum Longitude 27.460
Mininum Latitude 2.220
Maximum Latitude 11.010

What is the capital of The Central African Republic?

map showing the location of The Central African Republic
Location of Bangui on a map.

Bangui is the capital city of Central African Republic. It has a population of 542,393, and is located on a latitue of 4.36 and longitude of 18.55.

Bangui is also the political center of Central African Republic, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Bangui, the Capital Of The Central African Republic

City Bangui
Country The Central African Republic
Population 542,393
Longitude 18.55496000
Latitude 4.36122000
Elevation 351 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in The Central African Republic

Rank City Population
#1Bangui542,393
#2Bimbo129,655
#3Mbaiki67,132
#4Berberati61,815
#5Kaga Bandoro56,520

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.