flag Central African Republic Central African Republic: Statistical Overview

Capital: Bangui


Total Population: 5,579,144
Natural Increase: 2.2%
Density: 9 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 43.1%
Ethnic Origins: Baya about 29%, Beta about 23%, Metjia about 10%, Sara about 8%, M'Baka about 8%, Mboum 6%, Fulani 6% also and other ethnic groups about 12%. (Central African Institute of Statistics and Economic and Social Studies)
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: Sangho (lingua franca and national language), other tribal languages
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%.
Literacy Rate: 48.6%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Bangui

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

Country Overview

Area: 622,980 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
An economy essentially dominated by agriculture.
HDI*: 0.350/1
HDI (World Rank): 187/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from The Central African Republic, dial 00
To call The Central African Republic, dial +236
Internet Suffix: .cf
Telephone Lines: 0.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 3.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 10.8% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 613506458529502
Exports of Goods (million USD) 148134150143137
Imports of Services (million USD) 46935400n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 35729100n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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