|Time zone:||GMT +1 (West Africa time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||French, Sangho|
Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)|
€1 = CFA0.00, $1 = CFA587, £1 = CFA781
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.cf||International Dialling Code: 236|
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Further information on Central African Republic
Discover more about Central African Republic - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 622,984 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Climate: Tropical climate with rainy season from December to March and long, hot, dry season between April and November.
Highest mountain: Mont Ngaoui (1,420m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Central African Republic from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||166/167|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||108/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||150/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Central African Republic (CAR) Status: Independent Country
Population: 5,277,959 (rank: 116/196) Density: 8.4 people/sq km (rank: 183/196)
Ethnic groups: Baya 33%, Banda 27%, Mandjia 13%, Sara 10%, Mboum 7%, M'Baka 4%, Yakoma 4%, other 2%
Religions: indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%
GDP (PPP): $3.34 billion GDP per capita: $700 (rank: 191/195)