Largest Cities in Central African Republic

Facts about Central African Republic

Official languages: French, Sango, Lingala, Niger-Congo
Capital: Bangui
Area: 622,984 km²
Population: 4.8 million residents
Population density: 7.78 residents per km²
Currency: XAF
Internet TLD: .cf
ISO : CF, CAF, 140
The prefix for Central African Republic is +236

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The Central African Republic (Sango Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka) is a landlocked country in Central Africa. The landlocked location, inadequate transport infrastructure and a lack of qualified workers made the country’s economic development difficult even during the colonial era, and with independence came corruption and political instability.

The reign of terror by Emperor Bokassa (1965-1979) was followed by a military dictatorship. Although democracy was restored in 1993, there is no political stability and there have been a number of coups. Since the overthrow of President Bozizé in March 2013, the Central African Republic has seen another wave of violence. Their state structures have now almost completely disappeared. Neither the transitional government nor international missions succeed in stabilizing the country.

The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world and has almost no infrastructure. The standard of living of the population is extremely low.

Travel throughout the Central African Republic involves significant risks. There is a risk of violent crime (kidnapping, looting, street robbery) and of military action across the country. Following attacks, the Republic of Cameroon has partially closed border crossings temporarily. For security reasons, Bangui Airport may be closed to civilian air traffic at short notice.

Biggest Cities of Central African Republic by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Bangui, Central African Republic 542,504 4.36122 18.555
2 Bimbo, Central African Republic 129,766 4.25671 18.4158
3 Mbaiki, Central African Republic 67,243 3.86781 17.9892
4 Berberati, Central African Republic 61,926 4.26116 15.7922
5 Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic 56,631 6.98961 19.1874
6 Bozoum, Central African Republic 40,312 6.31933 16.3799
7 Carnot, Central African Republic 38,182 4.94273 15.8773
8 Sibut, Central African Republic 34,378 5.71801 19.0739
9 Bambari, Central African Republic 32,658 5.76795 20.6756
10 Bria, Central African Republic 29,138 6.54233 21.9863
11 Bouar, Central African Republic 28,692 5.93404 15.596
12 Bossangoa, Central African Republic 27,539 6.49263 17.4552
13 Nola, Central African Republic 26,920 3.52494 16.0458
14 Bangassou, Central African Republic 24,472 4.74132 22.8184
15 Damara, Central African Republic 20,204 4.96075 18.7035
16 Mobaye, Central African Republic 19,542 4.31902 21.1786
17 Paoua, Central African Republic 18,552 7.24269 16.4406
18 Boda, Central African Republic 16,766 4.31887 17.4695
19 Ippy, Central African Republic 16,682 6.26793 21.2247
20 Batangafo, Central African Republic 15,421 7.30082 18.2833
21 Alindao, Central African Republic 14,345 5.02667 21.2088
22 Zemio, Central African Republic 14,111 5.03144 25.1361
23 Kabo, Central African Republic 13,748 7.69937 18.629
24 Bouca, Central African Republic 13,361 6.50734 18.2767
25 Obo, Central African Republic 12,998 5.39586 26.4921
26 Ndele, Central African Republic 11,875 8.41091 20.6473
27 Kembe, Central African Republic 11,624 4.62275 21.8864
28 Mongoumba, Central African Republic 10,996 3.64153 18.5936
29 Birao, Central African Republic 10,289 10.2849 22.7882
30 Gamboula, Central African Republic 7,757 4.11775 15.1393
31 Kouango, Central African Republic 7,640 4.99337 19.9619
32 Baoro, Central African Republic 6,430 5.66667 15.9667
33 Boali, Central African Republic 5,987 4.80048 18.1275
34 Ouadda, Central African Republic 5,545 8.07771 22.4007

Central African Republic: Bangui

The capital of the Central African Republic is Bangui. It is located in the southwest of the country on the Ubangi River. On the other bank is the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bangui was founded as a French base in 1889. Today it is the largest city in the country with around 740,000 inhabitants.

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