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#Central African Republic

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Visit Central African Republic

The Central African Republic, or CAR for short, is located centrally on the continent and is rich in mineral reserves. Like many nations in the region, it was initially established as a self-governing colony before it was able to achieve independence. Despite the richness of its natural reserves, however, CAR is frequently listed as one of the poorest nations in the world today.

In 2015, it ranked last in terms of human development. What makes life difficult in the CAR is its physical location. Virtually all goods must be imported, which means they come at a higher cost. That makes resource access quite difficult for many in the region.

Traveling to CAR means understanding the current political environment. Since it achieved independence, numerous forms of government have been attempted – including a monarchy. A good rule of thumb for a visit to this nation is to practice war zone safety measures at all times. Local officials expect bribes for movement, so be prepared to pay or have personal items or identification confiscated.

When you do get into the country, there are some amazing natural wonders that can be found. The Chutes de Boali in particular, waterfalls that are 50m in height, are very impressive. You can also make your way into Dzanga-Sangha National Park to view elephants and gorillas. Try visiting the rainforests of Bayanga as well for unique encounters with wildlife.

A holiday in the CAR is challenging, but not necessarily impossible. With the right planning and enough local assistance, it could be an amazing adventure.

Travel and vacation in Central African Republic

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Central African Republic. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Central African Republic. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.

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City Guides

Bangui

#Bangui Visit Bangui Located on the banks of the Ubangi River, Bangui was first established as a French outpost in the late 19th century. The name of...

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National Tourist Information Central African Republic

Traveladvisor in Central African Republic: There is currently no information about official National Tourism Organisation in CAR. A search leads to a private tourism website WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE FLICKR PINTEREST INSTAGRAM

Weather and forecast

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Largest cities

See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017

RankCityPop
1Bangui542.393
2Bimbo129.655
3Mbaïki67.132
4Berbérati61.815
5Kaga-Bandoro56.52
6Bozoum40.201
7Carnot38.071
8Sibut34.267
9Bambari32.547
10Bria29.027

Official National Holidays

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DateEnglish Name
January 1New Year's Day
March 29Boganda Day
VariableEaster Monday
May 1Labour Day
VariableAscension
VariableWhit Monday
June 30General Prayer Day
August 13Independence Day
August 15Assumption
November 1All Saints Day
December 1Republic Day
December 25Christmas Day

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Central African Republic Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Central African Republic
4,863
Total confirmed cases
Updated on
Central African Republic
2,877
Total active cases
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Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
41,334
1,533
5,543
Albania
20,634
502
9,035
Algeria
57,651
1,956
15,681
Andorra
4,665
75
1,213
Angola
10,558
279
6,172
Anguilla
3
0
0
Antigua and Barbuda
127
3
8
Argentina
1,157,179
30,792
165,286
Armenia
87,432
1,300
31,816
Aruba
4,494
37
171
Australia
27,580
907
1,433
Austria
99,576
1,082
33,507
Azerbaijan
54,174
718
10,460
Bahamas
6,644
142
2,245
Bahrain
81,466
319
2,782
Bangladesh
406,364
5,905
77,756
Barbados
236
7
11
Belarus
97,499
977
10,540
Belgium
392,258
11,308
356,507
Belize
3,382
56
1,199
Benin
2,643
41
272
Bermuda
199
9
14
Bhutan
346
0
30
Bolivia
141,484
8,705
22,020
Bosnia
48,137
1,212
19,055
Botswana
6,642
24
1,942
Brazil
5,519,528
159,562
393,702
British Virgin Islands
71
1
0
Brunei
148
3
2
Bulgaria
51,041
1,254
29,910
Burkina Faso
2,477
67
192
Burundi
560
1
48
Cabo Verde
8,694
95
686
Cambodia
291
0
8
Cameroon
21,793
426
1,250
Canada
231,999
10,110
27,952
Caribbean Netherlands
153
3
5
Cayman Islands
240
1
18
Central African Republic
4,863
62
2,877
Chad
1,483
98
71
Channel Islands
841
48
80
Chile
508,571
14,158
9,261
China
85,940
4,634
339
Colombia
1,063,151
31,135
72,583
Comoros
537
7
32
Congo
5,290
92
1,311
Costa Rica
108,866
1,371
41,293
Croatia
46,547
531
15,106
Cuba
6,801
128
495
Curaçao
958
1
297
Cyprus
4,051
25
2,144
Czechia
323,673
3,078
183,020
Côte d'Ivoire
20,692
124
219
DRC
11,306
307
414
Denmark
45,225
719
10,454
Diamond Princess
712
13
40
Djibouti
5,559
61
61
Dominica
38
0
9
Dominican Republic
126,332
2,236
19,610
Ecuador
167,147
12,632
12,756
Egypt
107,376
6,258
1,765
El Salvador
33,445
971
3,288
Equatorial Guinea
5,083
83
36
Eritrea
463
0
51
Estonia
4,771
73
951
Ethiopia
95,789
1,464
42,612
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
0
Faroe Islands
494
0
14
Fiji
34
2
1
Finland
15,910
358
4,252
France
1,331,984
36,565
1,178,886
French Guiana
10,517
70
452
French Polynesia
7,262
29
2,391
Gabon
8,968
55
215
Gambia
3,666
119
881
Georgia
37,263
285
17,168
Germany
517,720
10,523
161,497
Ghana
48,055
320
566
Gibraltar
693
0
103
Greece
37,196
620
26,587
Greenland
17
0
1
Grenada
28
0
4
Guadeloupe
7,605
126
5,237
Guatemala
107,339
3,714
6,873
Guinea
12,072
72
1,450
Guinea-Bissau
2,403
41
544
Guyana
4,143
124
827
Haiti
9,057
232
1,396
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
96,150
2,661
53,685
Hong Kong
5,321
105
134
Hungary
71,413
1,699
51,761
Iceland
4,797
13
996
India
8,136,166
121,681
583,574
Indonesia
406,945
13,782
58,868
Iran
604,952
34,478
93,174
Iraq
470,633
10,862
62,530
Ireland
61,059
1,908
35,787
Isle of Man
353
24
5
Israel
313,701
2,514
11,365
Italy
647,674
38,321
325,786
Jamaica
9,005
205
4,358
Japan
99,622
1,744
5,988
Jordan
69,306
772
60,934
Kazakhstan
111,492
1,825
3,480
Kenya
53,797
981
16,940
Kuwait
125,337
773
8,362
Kyrgyzstan
58,394
1,142
7,730
Lao People's Democratic Republic
24
0
2
Latvia
5,679
69
4,204
Lebanon
79,529
625
38,552
Lesotho
1,953
44
934
Liberia
1,426
82
65
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
60,628
847
25,412
Liechtenstein
513
2
164
Lithuania
13,823
157
8,975
Luxembourg
17,134
152
6,901
MS Zaandam
9
2
7
Macao
46
0
0
Macedonia
30,488
982
9,058
Madagascar
16,968
244
423
Malawi
5,923
184
416
Malaysia
30,889
249
10,392
Maldives
11,643
37
827
Mali
3,545
136
663
Malta
5,942
61
1,891
Marshall Islands
2
0
2
Martinique
3,552
30
3,424
Mauritania
7,700
163
121
Mauritius
441
10
33
Mayotte
4,366
44
1,358
Mexico
912,811
90,773
153,371
Moldova
75,201
1,766
18,245
Monaco
355
2
80
Mongolia
340
0
27
Montenegro
18,066
294
3,830
Montserrat
13
1
0
Morocco
215,294
3,625
33,744
Mozambique
12,777
91
2,249
Myanmar
51,496
1,219
18,947
Namibia
12,907
133
1,774
Nepal
168,235
920
38,357
Netherlands
341,374
7,345
334,029
New Caledonia
28
0
0
New Zealand
1,950
25
68
Nicaragua
5,514
156
1,133
Niger
1,220
69
14
Nigeria
62,691
1,144
3,117
Norway
20,062
282
7,917
Oman
114,434
1,208
10,166
Pakistan
332,186
6,795
11,864
Palestine
53,075
481
6,698
Panama
132,867
2,688
20,810
Papua New Guinea
589
7
7
Paraguay
62,596
1,387
18,872
Peru
900,180
34,411
43,453
Philippines
378,933
7,185
41,291
Poland
340,834
5,351
200,759
Portugal
137,272
2,468
57,355
Qatar
132,343
232
2,762
Romania
235,586
6,867
60,822
Russia
1,599,976
27,656
371,760
Rwanda
5,134
35
221
Réunion
5,659
24
751
S. Korea
26,385
463
1,695
Saint Kitts and Nevis
19
0
0
Saint Lucia
78
0
50
Saint Martin
566
9
69
Saint Pierre Miquelon
16
0
4
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
74
0
4
San Marino
928
42
165
Sao Tome and Principe
945
16
25
Saudi Arabia
346,880
5,383
8,088
Senegal
15,605
323
550
Serbia
45,137
814
12,787
Seychelles
153
0
4
Sierra Leone
2,365
74
493
Singapore
58,003
28
66
Sint Maarten
822
22
47
Slovakia
55,091
212
42,371
Slovenia
32,503
315
20,980
Solomon Islands
8
0
4
Somalia
3,941
104
652
South Africa
723,682
19,230
51,400
South Sudan
2,903
58
1,555
Spain
1,264,517
35,878
1,228,639
Sri Lanka
10,424
19
6,123
St. Barth
83
0
16
Sudan
13,804
837
6,203
Suriname
5,201
111
33
Swaziland
5,909
117
235
Sweden
124,355
5,938
118,417
Switzerland
154,251
2,277
86,774
Syrian Arab Republic
5,683
285
3,461
Taiwan
554
7
33
Tajikistan
10,977
82
713
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
3,775
59
131
Timor-Leste
30
0
1
Togo
2,312
55
617
Trinidad and Tobago
5,668
107
1,106
Tunisia
58,029
1,253
51,744
Turkey
373,154
10,177
40,512
Turks and Caicos Islands
703
6
8
UAE
131,508
490
3,411
UK
989,745
46,229
943,516
USA
9,314,205
235,142
3,060,685
Uganda
12,410
110
4,797
Ukraine
378,729
7,041
216,662
Uruguay
3,082
58
492
Uzbekistan
66,628
563
2,201
Venezuela
91,589
793
4,461
Vietnam
1,177
35
80
Wallis and Futuna
1
0
0
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
2,062
599
97
Zambia
16,415
349
466
Zimbabwe
8,362
242
236
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