Central African Republic
Republique Centrafricaine

Capital
Bangui

Area
240,534 sq mi
622,984 sq km


Population
3,683,538 est 2003

Largest city
Bangui
pop. 669,800


Languages
French (official), Sangho, Arabic, Hansa, Swahili

Peoples
Baya 33%, Banda 27%, Mandjia 13%, Sara 10%, Mboum 7%, M'Baka 4%, Yakoma 4%, other 2%

Religion
Iindigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant and Roman Catholic with Anamist influence 50%, Islam 15%

Life Expectancy
total population: 41.36 years
male: 39.7 years
female: 43.08 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 51%
male: 63.3%
female: 39.9% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
21 years of age; universal

Government
Republic


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