Central African Republic
Key Country Facts
Once named Ubangi-Shari by French colonizers and was renamed Central African Republic after gaining independenc
Chute de Boali waterfalls, Dzanga-Sangha National Park
Top exports include diamonds, timber, cotton, and coffee.
The capital of the Central African Republic is Bangui. There are approximately 5,507,257 people living here. The official language of Central African Republic is French, but Sangho is widely spoken and is considered a national language. The majority of Central Africans practice indigenous beliefs, but protestant Christianity and Roman Catholicism are also practiced. The time zone is 5 hours ahead of EST.
Central African Republic is rich with tropic climate and breathtaking clear desert nights! One must visit the Chute de Boali waterfalls falling from a gapping 164ft. Another place of interest is the Dzanga-Sangha National Park home to the nation’s gorillas and elephants and other wildlife.
One fun fact about CAR is that it was once named Ubangi-Shari by French colonizers and was renamed Central African Republic after gaining independence on August 13, 1960.