Central African Republic

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INFORMATION

Capital: Bangui

Government: Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Faustin-Archange Touadéra

Economy:

  • Subsistence agriculture, together with forestry, remains the backbone of the economy, with about 60% of the population living in outlying areas.
  • The agricultural sector generates more than half of GDP.
  • Timber accounts for 16% of export earnings and the diamond industry, 40%.

Population: 5,990,855 (2020)

Land Size: 622,984 sq km (240,535 sq miles)

Major 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%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Sangho (lingua franca and national language)
  • Gbaya
  • Banda

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Nov 16, 2020: First Central African Refugees Return From DRC Since Covid-19 Outbreak - AllAfrica News: Central African Republic
    [UNHCR] UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has helped hundreds of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) to return home in recent days - the first such move since the COVID-19 pandemic forced border closures.
  • Fri - Nov 6, 2020: Morocco Announces Squad for Central African Republic Double Header - AllAfrica News: Central African Republic
    [CAF] Morocco coach Vahid Halihodzic has announced a 25-man squad for the upcoming double header against Central African Republic in the frame of Cameroon 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers' Group E.