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The Central African Republic (CAR; Sango: Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka; French: République centrafricaine [ʁepyblik sɑ̃tʁafʁikɛn], or Centrafrique [sɑ̃tʀafʁik]) is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo to the south and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2014. Most of the CAR consists of Sudano-Guinean savannas, but the country also includes a Sahelo-Sudanian zone in the north and an equatorial forest zone in the south. Two thirds of the country is within the Ubangi River basin (which flows into the Congo), while the remaining third lies in the basin of the Chari, which flows into Lake Chad. What is today the Central African Republic has been inhabited for millennia; however, the country's current borders were established by France, which ruled the country as a colony starting in the late 19th century. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the Central African Republic was ruled by a series of autocratic leaders; by the 1990s, calls for democracy led to the first multi-party democratic elections in 1993. Ange-Félix Patassé became president, but was later removed by General François Bozizé in the 2003 coup. The Central African Republic Bush War began in 2004 and, despite a peace treaty in 2007 and another in 2011, fighting broke out between various factions in December 2012, leading to ethnic and religious cleansing of the Muslim minority and massive population displacement in 2013 and 2014. Despite its significant mineral deposits and other resources, such as uranium reserves, crude oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lumber, and hydropower, as well as significant quantities of arable land, the Central African Republic is among the ten poorest countries in the world. As of 2014, according to the Human Development Index (HDI), the country had the second lowest level of human development, ranking 187th out of 188 countries.The Central African Republic (CAR; Sango: Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka; French: République centrafricaine [ʁepyblik sɑ̃tʁafʁikɛn], or Centrafrique [sɑ̃tʀafʁik]) is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo to the south and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2014. Most of the CAR consists of Sudano-Guinean savannas, but the country also includes a Sahelo-Sudanian zone in the north and an equatorial forest zone in the south. Two thirds of the country is within the Ubangi River basin (which flows into the Congo), while the remaining third lies in the basin of the Chari, which flows into Lake Chad. What is today the Central African Republic has been inhabited for millennia; however, the country's current borders were established by France, which ruled the country as a colony starting in the late 19th century. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the Central African Republic was ruled by a series of autocratic leaders; by the 1990s, calls for democracy led to the first multi-party democratic elections in 1993. Ange-Félix Patassé became president, but was later removed by General François Bozizé in the 2003 coup. The Central African Republic Bush War began in 2004 and, despite a peace treaty in 2007 and another in 2011, fighting broke out between various factions in December 2012, leading to ethnic and religious cleansing of the Muslim minority and massive population displacement in 2013 and 2014. Despite its significant mineral deposits and other resources, such as uranium reserves, crude oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lumber, and hydropower, as well as significant quantities of arable land, the Central African Republic is among the ten poorest countries in the world. As of 2014, according to the Human Development Index (HDI), the country had the second lowest level of human development, ranking 187th out of 188 countries.
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VakagaVakaga is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Birao. It covers an area of 46,500 km² and has a population of 37,595 (2003 census). The extremely low population density, less than 1 person/km², is a result of the capture of the majority of the region's inhabitants by slave-traders from the Sudan in the second half of the nineteenth century. Vakaga is known for its oil reserves.Show on map
OuakaOuaka is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. It borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo, covers an area of 49,900 km², and has a population of 224,076 (2003 census), giving a population density of under 5 inhabitants/km². The capital is Bambari.Show on map
MbomouMbomou is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. It covers an area of 61,150 km² and has a population of 132,740 (2003 census), giving a population density of only 2.2 inhabitants/km². The capital is Bangassou. Nearby are Kembe Falls on the River Kotto. The prefecture is governed by Mr. Remy Sem Ndouto .Show on map
Haut-MbomouHaut-Mbomou is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Obo. The African Pole of Inaccessibility is located here.Show on map
Haute-KottoHaute-Kotto is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Bria. It is the largest prefecture in the Central African Republic.Show on map
Basse-KottoBasse-Kotto is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Mobaye.Show on map
Bamingui-BangoranBamingui-Bangoran is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. It covers an area of 58,200 km² and has a population of 38,437 (2003 census). The population density of 0.66/km² is the lowest in the country. The capital is Ndélé.Show on map
Sangha-MbaereSangha-Mbaéré is one of the 2 economic prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Nola.Show on map
Ouham-PendeOuham-Pendé is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Bozoum. The region contains several ghost towns such as Goroumo, Beogombo Deux and Paoua due to government forces ransacking them and armed bandits killing all the male inhabitants over the years from 2005 to 2008. In the north it has a border with Cameroun and Chad. In the south is the prefecture Ombella-Mpoko, in the south-west the prefecture Nana-Mambéré and in the east the prefecture Ouham.Show on map
OuhamOuham is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Bossangoa.Show on map
Ombella-M'PokoOmbella-M'Poko is one of the 16 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Bimbo.Show on map
Nana-MambereNana-Mambéré is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. It covers an area of 26,600 km² and has a population of 233,666 (2003 census). The capital is Bouar. It was part of Kamerun when it was a German colony between 1884 and 1916. Other locations in Nana-Mambéré are Abba, Baboua, Gallo and Yanoye. Bouar, principal city of Nana-Mambéré, is also the headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for the Central African Republic. The church's seminary and bible school are located in Baboua.Show on map
LobayeLobaye is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Mbaïki. The prefecture is located in the southern part of the country, bordering the Congo Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It shares borders with the prefectures of Mambéré-Kadéï to the northwest, Sangha-Mbaéré to the west, and Ombella-M'Poko to the northeast. Besides Mbaïki, other important cities include Boda, in the north, and Mongoumba, by the Ubangi River.Show on map
KemoKémo is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Sibut.Show on map
Mambere-KadeiMambéré-Kadéï is one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. The prefecture covers 30,203 km² and has a population of 289,688 (2003 census), giving a population density of less than 10 inhabitants/km². Its capital is Berbérati. Until 1992, it was known as Haute-Sangha.Show on map
Nana-GrebiziNana-Grébizi is one of the 2 economic prefectures of the Central African Republic. It covers an area of 19,996 km² and has a population of 87,341 (2003 census). The capital is Kaga Bandoro.Show on map
Bangui(Not to be confused with Banjul.)(For other uses, see Bangui (disambiguation).)\nBangui (French pronunciation: ​[bɑ̃ɡi]), or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. As of 2012 it had an estimated population of 734,350. It was established as a French outpost in 1889 and named after its location on the northern bank of the Ubangi River (French: Oubangui); the Ubangi itself was named from the Bobangi word for the \rapids\ located beside the settlement, which marked the end of navigable water north from Brazzaville. The majority of the population of the Central African Republic lives in the western parts of the country, in Bangui and the surrounding area.Show on map