Central African Republic

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Additional Information
Capital Bangui
Currency XAF
Timezone Africa/Bangui
Total States 16 Prefectures
Airport City Bangui M'Poko International Airport total safe,
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages French, Sangho,
National Animal Elephant
Food Chicken Mwambe with rice , Beef Meatballs , Bushmeat
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Dec
Summer : Jun - Sep
Winter     : May - Sep
Sprint      : Sep - Dec


1 ) Bangui Sub-Prefecture
Popular - Capital City     Location - Bangui Sub-Prefecture, -Bangui, -Central African Republic

Bangui (French pronunciation: [bɑ̃ɡi]) (or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English) is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. As of 2012 it had an estimated population of 734,350. It was established as a French outpost in 1889 and named after its location on the northern bank of the Ubangi River (French: Oubangui); the Ubangi itself was named from the Bobangi word for the "rapids" located beside the settlement,   which marked the end of navigable water north from Brazzaville. The majority of the population of the Central African Republic lives in the western parts of the country, in Bangui and the surrounding area.

The city forms an autonomous commune (commune autonome) of the Central African Republic which is surrounded by the Ombella-M'Poko prefecture. With an area of 67 square kilometres (26 sq mi), the commune is the smallest high-level administrative division in the country, but the highest in terms of population. The city consists of eight urban districts (arrondissements), 16 groups (groupements) and 205 neighbourhoods (quartiers). As the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui acts as an administrative, trade, and commercial centre. It is served by the Bangui M'Poko International Airport. The National Assembly, government buildings, banks, foreign enterprises and embassies, hospitals, hotels, main markets and the Ngaragba Central Prison are all located here. Bangui manufactures textiles, food products, beer, shoes and soap. Its Notre-Dame Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui. The city is also home to the University of Bangui, inaugurated in 1970.

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2 ) Bamingui-Bangoran
Popular - National Park     Location - Bamingui-Bangoran, -Bamingui-Bangoran, -Central African Republic

Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Central African Republic prefecture Bamingui-Bangoran, near the Chad border. It was inscribed to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1988 as a result of the diversity of life present within it.

The site was added to the List of World Heritage in Danger after reports of illegal grazing and poaching by heavily armed hunters, who may have harvested as much as 80% of the park's wildlife. The shooting of four members of the park staff in early 1997 and a general state of deteriorating security brought all development projects and tourism to a halt. The government of the Central African Republic proposed to assign site management responsibility to a private foundation. The preparation of a detailed state of conservation report and rehabilitation plan for the site was recommended by the World Heritage Committee at its 1998 session. People are working on breeding programs to revive the natural wildlife.


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3 ) Ombella-Mpoko
Popular - Falls     Location - Ombella-Mpoko, -Ombella-M'Poko, -Central African Republic

Boali is a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Ombella-M'Poko.

Boali is located on National Highway 1 (RN1), about 100 km northwest of the national capital, Bangui. The road, one of the country's few paved highways, leads on to Bouar, and ultimately to Cameroon.

Situated on the Mbali River, Boali is noted for its waterfalls and for the nearby hydroelectric works. The Falls of Boali are 250 m wide and 50 m high, and are a popular tourist destination.

The hydroelectric works, Boali I and Boali II, are located below the falls. They have a combined generating power of 18.65 megawatts, and are operated by the state-run Central African Energy (ENERCA). The completion of Boali I in the 1950s spurred several other industrial developments in the town, including the country's first textile mill, which began operating in 1954.

The Boali hydroelectric works supply power to the capital and 13 other towns. This strategic role was used by the Seleka rebels in March 2013, who took over the plant on their way to Bangui and shut off power to the city.


Initial arrangements were made in 2010 for a third hydroelectric plant, Boali 3, to be built with Chinese assistance.


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4 ) Bouar
Popular - Scenic Area     Location - Bouar, -Bangui, -Central African Republic

Bouar is a market town in the western Central African Republic, lying on the main road from Bangui to the frontier with Cameroon. The city is the capital of Nana-Mambéré prefecture, has a population of 40,353, while the whole sous-préfecture has a population of 96,595

To experience ancient Africa, the small town of Bouar is a must visit destination. Just outside of the town, there are a large number of stone megaliths known locally as Tajuna. They are believed to mark burial grounds and some are as tall as 5 metres. The stones date back to the neolithic ages, making them just as old as Stonehenge in Great Britain but there are far more to see here. The site is a UNSECO World Heritage Site.

Bouar is a market town in the western Central African Republic, lying on the main road from Bangui (437 km) to the frontier with Cameroon (210 km). The city is the capital of Nana-Mambéré prefecture, has a population of 40,353, while the whole sous-préfecture has a population of 96,595 (2003 census). Bouar lies on a plateau almost 1000m above sea level and is known as the site of Camp Leclerc, a French military base.

About seventy groups of megaliths lie in the town and to its north and east. The Bouar Megaliths, dating back to the very late Neolithic Era (c. 3500–2700 BC) were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on April 11, 2006 in the Cultural category.


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5 ) Bamingui
Popular - Wild life & Adventure     Location - Bamingui, -Bamingui-Bangoran, -Central African Republic

Bamingui is a town and sub-prefecture in the Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture in the northern Central African Republic. It lies on the south bank of the Chari River along National Route 8, 529 kilometres by road northeast of the capital of Bangui. As of 2003 it had a population of 6230 people.

Bamingui-Bangoran National Park which is a haven for many species of mammals, birds and other creatures. The flora is also extremely diverse and interesting due to the parks sub tropical ecosystem and its varying altitude between 400 and 1500 metres above sea level.


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6 ) Berberati
Popular - Wild life & Adventure     Location - Berberati, -Mambere-Kadei, -Central African Republic

The Chinko Project sustainably manages a nature reserve in the heart of Africa – one of the last pristine mosaics of wooded savannah and tropical lowland rainforest deep within the Central African Republic. This project goes beyond conservation, it represents hope for stability and governance in one of the poorest regions on earth with an endless history of corruption, depletion of natural resources and military conflicts. The Chink Project as a governance body supports local communities, protects the ecosystem and maintains economic value through tourism thus providing the key to a sustainable future for this thriving ecosystem.

Humans have had a low impact on the Chinko/Mbari Drainage basin due to the fact that there are no permanent settlements or agricultural activities within the region. The Chinko nature reserve covers roughly 17,600 sq km of the basin’s southern part – representing a purely fascinating ecotone of rainforest and savannah.

The particular habitat of the Chinko allows for an incredible richness of species, and puzzling phenomena, making it a hotspot of biodiversity. So far more than 75 mammals (including Wild Dog, Elephant, Lelwel Hartebeest, Eastern Giant Eland, Bongo, Lion and Leopard) have been documented.

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7 ) Mbaiki
Popular - Culture     Location - Mbaiki, -Lobaye, -Central African Republic

Lobaye is one of the 16 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Mbaïki. The prefecture is located in the southern part of the country, bordering the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It shares borders with the prefectures of Mambéré-Kadéï to the northwest, Sangha-Mbaéré to the west, and Ombella-M'Poko to the northeast.

Lobaye is a region in the Central African Republic. It is one of the best places to witness indigenous tribal people including Pygmy tribespeople. The area is only 60 miles away from the capital but the lifestyles are vastly different. Lobaye is also known for producing great coffee and visitors to the area can explore the plantations and learn more about how it is cultivated.

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1 ) Easter Monday

Festival Month - April

lso known as “Egg Nyte,” the day after Easter is observed as a holiday by Christians, particularly the Roman Catholics. On the liturgical calendar, Easter Monday is the second day of the octave of Easter Week.

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2 ) Feast of the Assumption

Festival Month - August

August 15 is the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and is marked a public holiday. While it is traditionally a Roman Catholic event, the day is considered a multi-faith holiday in the Central African Republic. Processions are organized and holy masses are held throughout the day along with prayer gatherings.

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3 ) National Day

Festival Month - July

The Central African Republic celebrates its national day on December 1. The day is marked by sports festivities, speeches, parades, and other activities throughout the nation. There are boat races along the Ubangi River. Military officials, soldiers and political leaders attend the parade in the capital along with the locals. Music, traditional dances, and food are in abundance.

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