Central African Republic

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The Central African Republic  is located in Central Africa. It borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo in the south and Cameroon in the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 240,000 sq mi and has an estimated population of about 4.4 million, its capital is Bangui.

Most of the CAR consists of Sudano-Guinean savannas but it also includes a Sahelo-Sudanian zone in the north and an equatorial forest zone in the south. Two thirds of the country lies in the basins of the Ubangi River, which flows south into the Congo, while the remaining third lies in the basin of the Chari, which flows north into Lake Chad.

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visas, please consult the embassy in your region.

Diplomatic Missions

Central African Embassy in Washington, United States
Embassy of Central African Republic in Washington, United States

Weather: Central African Republic Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 236

Climate

Central Africa Republic has an average temperature high of 96°F and an average low of 70°F

Language: French is the official language and English is widely spoken

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