Where is the Central African Republic?

Central African Republic is located in the Northern Africa region at latitude 6.611111 and longitude 20.939444 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 6° 36' 40.00'' N
  • 20° 56' 22.00'' E

You can see the location of Central African Republic on the world map below:

Central African Republic Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Central African Republic (CF) are:

  1. Cameroon (CM)
  2. Chad (TD)
  3. Congo (CG)
  4. Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) (CD)
  5. South Sudan (SS)
  6. Sudan (SD)

Central African Republic is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

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Central African Republic (the) Related Content

Central African Republic Key Facts

CountryCentral African Republic (the)
CoordinatesLatitude: 6.611111
Longitude: 20.939444
Country CodesAlpha 2: CF
Alpha 3: CAF
Country Flag Emoji🇨🇫
Int. Phone Prefix+236
Capital cityBangui
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Northern Africa
Country Area622,984 sq km
Population 20214,919,987
World Rank: 124
Median Age14.7
Life expectancy53.9
Major languagesFrench
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+01:00
Internet TLD.cf
Biggest AirportBangui M'Poko International Airport (Bangui)
Average temperature27.00 °C
80.60 °F
Administrative Divisions1 commune 14 prefectures 2 economic prefectures
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Central African Republic Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyCFA Franc (XAF)
GDP in 2020$2.3 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 169
GDP per capita in 2020$482
World Rank: 191
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, mining, manufacturing, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, Cameroon, Belgium, Germany, France
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, Cameroon, Belgium, France, United Arab Emirates

Biggest Cities in Central African Republic

Here are the largest cities in Central African Republic based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Bangui 889,231
Bimbo 124,176
Berberati 76,918
Carnot 45,421
Bambari 41,356
Bouar 40,353
Bossangoa 36,478
Bria 35,204
Bangassou 31,453
Nola 26,809

Map of Central African Republic with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Africa Region