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Central African Republic Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Bangui
Government Republic
Currency Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)
Area 622,984 km2
Population 4,303,356 (June 2006 est.)
Language French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages
Religion Indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15% (animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority)
Calling Code +236
Internet TLD .cf
Time Zone UTC +1

Travel Warning

WARNING: Due to increasing rebel activity and violent civil/political unrest, travel here is discouraged for most of the country, especially the north of the country. The government is volatile and maintains a weak grip on the country. Banditry and general lawlessness are major problems outside Bangui. Travel outside Bangui, except for the relatively peaceful southwest area near Dzanga-Sangha National Park, is dangerous and not advised for any reason. This includes all land routes from Cameroon.

The Central African Republic (French: République centrafricaine or Centrafrique, Sangho: Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka) is at the geographic center of Africa, bordered by Cameroon to the west, Chad to the north, Sudan and South Sudan to the east, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo to the south.


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