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Central African Republic Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Central African Republic Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 622,984 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 46

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Texas

Land boundaries:
total: 5,920 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries (6): Cameroon 901 km, Chad 1556 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1747 km, Republic of the Congo 487 km, South Sudan 1055 km, Sudan 174 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

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

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

Elevation:
mean elevation: 635 m
[see also: Elevation - mean elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: 335 m lowest point: Oubangui River
1410 highest point: Mont Ngaoui

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

Land use:
agricultural land: 8.1% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
arable land: 2.9% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0.1% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 5.1% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 36.2% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 55.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
10 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population distribution:
majority of residents live in the western and central areas of the country, especially in and around the capital of Bangui

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

Environment - current issues:
water pollution; tap water is not potable; poaching and mismanagement have diminished the country's reputation as one of the last great wildlife refuges; desertification; deforestation; soil erosion

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

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

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Central African Republic on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Central African Republic Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Central African Republic Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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