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Central African Republic Facts

  • Name: Central African Republic
  • Capital City: Bangui (622,771 pop.)
  • C.A.R. Population: 5,166,510 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Central African CFA franc
    (conversion rates)

    Central African CFA franc
    1000 Central African CFA francs
  • Ethnicity: Baya 33%, Banda 27%, Mandjia 13%, Sara 10%, Mboum 7%, M'Baka 4%, Yakoma 4%, other 2%
  • GDP total: $3.847 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Bangui, Berberati, Carnot, Bouar
  • Name: Self-descriptive
  • National Day: December 1
  • Religion: indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%

    note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority
  • Symbols

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