OFFICIAL NAME: Republic Centrafricaine
CAPITAL CITY: Bangui
POPULATION: 4,700,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)
AREA: 622,980 km²
OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: French, sango and approximately 60 other African languages
RELIGION: natives’ religions 35%, Protestants 25%, Catholics 25%, Muslims 15%
CURRENCY CODE: XOF
ENGLISH NAME: Central African Republic
POPULATION COMPOSITION: gbaya 25%, banda 25%, mandjia 15%, sara 7%, others (including sango, ngbaka, mbum and pygmies) 28%
GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 358 (2014)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 50 years, women 52.6 years (2014)
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, HDI: 0341
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, POSITION: 185
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .CF
Central African Republic, CAR, is an inland state of Africa near equator. During the colonial period, the area was part of French Equatorial Africa under the name of Oubangui-Chari; CAR became independent in 1960. It is one of the least developed countries in Africa, sparsely populated and characterized by self-sufficiency agriculture. 1976-79 the country gained some international attention when Jean-Bedel Bokassa proclaimed CAR to the Central African Empire with himself as emperor, but otherwise the country has only sparse relations with the outside world beyond the continued close ties with the colonial power France.
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Central African Republic – Constitution
Central African Republic Constitution, The Constitution of the Central African Republic is from 2004. The executive power lies with a president who is elected by direct election for a five-year term with the possibility of re-election for one term. The Prime Minister is elected by the party holding the parliamentary majority. The legislative power lies with a parliament with a chamber, the National Assembly. The 109 members are elected by direct election for a five-year term. Check youremailverifier for Central African Republic social condition facts.