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Central African Republic#

After gaining independence from France in 1960, the Central African Republic was ruled by a series of autocratic leaders; by the 1990s, calls for democracy led to the first multi-party democratic elections in 1993.

Ange-Félix Patassé became president, but was later removed by General François Bozizé in the 2003 coup.

The Central African Republic Bush War began in 2004 and, despite a peace treaty in 2007 and another in 2011, fighting broke out between various factions in December 2012, leading to ethnic and religious cleansing of the Muslim minority and massive population displacement in 2013 and 2014.

As of 2014, according to the Human Development Index (HDI), the country had the second lowest level of human development, ranking 187th out of 188 countries.

  • Central African Republic is a land locked country.
  • Central African Republic has largest boundary with Democratic Republic of the Congo which is approximately 1577 km.
  • Central African Republic has shortest boundary with Sudan which is approximately 175 km.
  • The largest river in Central African Republic is Congo which is 4700 km.
  • The largest export partner of Central African Republic is Belgium.
  • The largest import partner of Central African Republic is Netherlands.
  • There is 1 seaport in Central African Republic.

Tourist Attraction#

Forest elephants probe a watering hole for mineral salts essential to their diet.

National Facts#

  • The national fruit of Central African Republic is Banana.


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central African Republic unter CC