1. World Map /
  2. Africa/
  3. Central African Republic/
  4. Central African Republic Fast Facts

Central African Republic Facts

Central African Republic's Information

Flag of Central African Republic
Land Area 622,984 km2
Total Area 622,984km2 (#44)
Population 5,507,257 (#116)
Population Density 8.84/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $3.21 Billion
GDP Per Capita $700
Currency Franc (XAF)
Largest Cities
  • 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
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

Trending on WorldAtlas

Countries of Africa