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    Central African Republic Geography - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo


      Geographic coordinates: 7 00 N, 21 00 E


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 622,984 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 622,984 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Texas


      Land boundaries: total: 5,203 km
      border countries: Cameroon 797 km, Chad 1,197 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,577 km, Republic of the Congo 467 km, Sudan 1,165 km


      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)


      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)


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


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


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Oubangui River 335 m
      highest point: Mont Ngaoui 1,420 m


      Natural resources: diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, oil, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 3.1%
      permanent crops: 0.14%
      other: 96.76% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


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


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


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 94
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea


      Geography - note: landlocked; almost the precise center of Africa


      NOTE: The information regarding Central African Republic on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Central African Republic Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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