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Central African Republic is pronounced sen·truhl a·fruh·kuhn ruh·puh·bluhk” and is one of the 9 countries located in Central Africa. This country gained it’s independence on August 13, 1960. This country is known to have the world’s 2nd largest rainforest, The Congo Basin and home to the ethnic group of the PeeWee People. The PeeWee People are known for their short stature typically under 5 feet tall. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Central African Republic.

Central African Republic African Country Flag

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Where is Central African Republic located?

Central African Republic is located in Central Africa bordered by Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, DR Congo, Republic of the Congo and Cameroon.

World Data Locator Map, Central African Republic

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Facts About Central African Republic:

  1. Capital: Bangui
  2. Population: 4.97 Million


What Are The Official Languages of Central African Republic?

Sango and French are the official languages spoken in Central African Republic.

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What Is The Currency of Central African Republic?

Currency: Central African Franc is the currency used used in the Central African Republic.

$1 = 644.14

$20 = 12882.74

$60 = 38648.23

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What Are The Religions of Central African Republic?

Religion: In Central African Republic the 2 main religions practiced are; Christianity (90%) and Islam (8%).

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Central African Republic:

Americans are able to visit Central African Republic Visa-Free. Here are a few places you should definitely visit while in this country:


I hope this information has given you more insight into the Central African Republic but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

Also be sure to checkout articles on each of the 54 countries in Africa by clicking here: Countries of Africa