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Central African Republic


    • Location:
      Central Africa, north of Zaire

    • Map references:
      Africa

    • Area:

        total area:
        622,980 sq km

        land area:
        622,980 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly smaller than Texas

    • Land boundaries:
      total 5,203 km, Cameroon 797 km, Chad 1,197 km, Congo 467 km, Sudan 1,165 km, Zaire 1,577 km

    • Coastline:
      0 km (landlocked)

    • Maritime claims:
      none; landlocked

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      tropical; hot, dry winters; mild to hot, wet summers

    • Terrain:
      vast, flat to rolling, monotonous plateau; scattered hills in northeast and southwest

    • Natural resources:

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        3%

        permanent crops:
        0%

        meadows and pastures:
        5%

        forest and woodland:
        64%

        other:
        28%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        tap water is not potable; poaching has diminished reputation as one of last great wildlife refuges; desertification

        natural hazards:
        hot, dry, dusty harmattan winds affect northern areas; floods are common

        international agreements:
        party to - Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection; signed, but not ratified - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Law of the Sea

    • Note:
      landlocked; almost the precise center of Africa






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