Central African Republic

Characteristics

  • Capital : Bangui
  • Population : 4,300,000
  • Official Language(s) : French, Sango
  • GDP : $1,700,000,000
  • Area : 622,980 sq.km
  • Main resources : Coffee, cotton, tobacco, wood, manioc, sweet potatoes, maize, mil, diamond, gold, copper, tin, limestone, uranium
Data source : The World Bank data

The Central African Republic (CAR), is a country in Central Africa. It borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the east, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west. Since most of the territory is located in the Ubangi and Shari river basins, the French called the colony it carved out in this region Ubangi-Shari, or Oubangui-Chari in French.

The northwest and the center of the country represent an agricultural pond important for the cultures of cotton and sugar cane. The forestry development contributes widely to the GDP, with important tropical wooden resources. The mining activity (gold and diamonds) constitutes the other important resource of the Central African Republic in terms of receipts of export: the official production - mainly home-made - of alluvionnaires diamonds of very good quality becomes established in approximately 500 000 carats a year.

Bolloré Africa Logistics is the Bangui Terminal port operator.

Agencies

  • BANGUI
    • SAGA EXPRESS
      Phone: (236) 75 50 58 46
      Fax: (236) 21 61 78 80
    • SAGA EXPRESS
      Phone: (236) 21 61 48 22
      Fax: (236) 21 61 42 78
    • SAGATRANS
      Avenue Davis Dacko
      B.P. 32
      Phone: (236) 21 61 48 22
      Fax: (236) 21 61 42 78
    • SDV
      Avenue David Dacko
      B.P. 32
      Phone: (236) 21 61 48 22
      Fax: (236) 21 61 42 78
    • SDV RCA
      Avenue David Dacko
      BP 32
      Phone: +236 21 61 48 22
    • SOCATRAF
      Rue Parent
      BP 1445
      Phone: +236 21 61 43 15
    • SOCATRAF
      Rue Parent
      B.P. 1445
      Phone: (236) 21 61 43 15
      Fax: (236) 21 61 18 10