Central African Republic

General Information about Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa, with Chad on its Northern border, Sudan to the East, Cameroon on its Western border with both the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on its Southern border. Its capital is Bangui and it has a population of 4.2 million. Most of the country is flat or rolling plateau with the Congo river and its tributaries forming much of the Southern border. The climate is tropical with hot and dry conditions in the north. Much of the country is subject to flooding from the river systems.

Eco-tourism is starting to play a part in the economy of the country with a number of national parks worthy of a visit, the Dzanga-Sangha National Park in the rainforest areas in the southern part of the country is home to a large number of mammals such as forest elephants, buffaloes, gorillas and giant hogs in unique quantities. A number of the major hotels are in the capital but outside of the main towns accommodation is scarce.

Climate

Find Out About The Climate In Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has two climatic zones with the northern parts experiencing more of a savanna climate while the south has a equatorial forest zone. In the southern parts rainfall occurs regulary with as much as 70 inches annually where as in the north conditions aren't so strong with averages of 30 inches. The capital city Bangui is hot all year round with averages of 34 degress with lows of 21 degrees. In the norhtern parts sandstorms and dust storms are common. The best months to visit for dry weather is between October and February although the temperatures are warm with highs of 40 degrees.

Geography

Geographical Information On Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is located directly within the centre of Africa and has a total land area of 622,984 square kilometres. Originally known as the territory of Oubangui-Chari when Central African was one of four territories of French Equatorial Aficia. The terrain of Central African Republic is vast with scattered hills in the north east and the south west, with the remainding being flat to rolling to monotonous plateaus. The countryside in Central African Republic has over 75 percent of woodland and forests. The highest peak of the African Republic is Mount Ngaoui which rises to over 1,420 metres while the lowest point is the Oubangui River which measures to over 335 metres.

Economy

Learn About The Economy In Central African Republic

The agricultural industry and forestry in Central African Republic is the main support for income for over 70 percent of the population. Diamond exports in Central African Republic accounts for over 54 percent of the export earnings while timber exports accounts for 16 percent of the exports. The agricultural industry provides over 50 percent of the economy with the main produces being cotton, coffee, tobacco, tapioca, sweet potatoes as well as corn and bananas. Out of the 40 countries in the sub-Saharan African region the Central African Republic sits in 32nd place and is now 50.3 percent free since 2007. The offical currency of Central African Republic is the Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc.

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