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Travel to Central African Republic

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
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
The Central African Republic (CAR) is landlocked and remote, and its lack of air access makes it an expensive destination to reach.

Note: Most governments, at this time, advise their citizens to avoid all travel to Central African Republic due to the deteriorating security situation.

Worldatlas.com will continue to monitor the situation and post updated information as it becomes available. In the meantime, the links below will offer a glimpse into this beautiful country.

Attractions in CAR country include the Chutes De Boali (a series of spectacular waterfalls); the Dzanga-Sangha National Park and its gorilla and elephant population; Bamingi Bangoro National Park; St. Floris National Park; Andre Felix National Park and the ancient megaliths of Bouar.

Due to underdevelopment and extreme poverty, accommodations and services are very limited.

  • Calling Code: 236
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Central African Republic's climate is tropical with dry harmattan (winds that blow sands from the Sahara) in the north and occasional flooding in the south.

    The geography of CAR is flat with rolling plateaus and hills in the northeast part of the country.

    From November to April, the weather is warm and pleasant with plenty of sunshine.

    May to October is the rainy season and in addition to the rain, temperatures can be very hot.

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