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Central African Republic Country Profile


Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures.

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The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Middle Africa, located in the area of north Central Africa. It borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo in the south and Cameroon in the west. 

 

Total population (2012)

4,525,000

Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2012)

1,080

Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2012)

50/52

Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 2012)

129

Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2012)

445/430

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2012)

32

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2012)

3.8

 

Source WHO (http://www.who.int/countries/caf/en/ )

The Central African Republic (CAR), or Centrafrique, is a landlocked country located in Central Africa, bordered by Cameroon, Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Congo. The CAR is a relatively large country with an estimated population in 2014 of 4.6 million.

On 11 January 2014, Michael Djotodia and his prime minister, Nicolas Tiengaye, resigned as part of a deal negotiated at a regional summit in neighboring ChadCatherine Samba-Panza was elected as interim president by the National Transitional Council, assuming office on 23 January.

On 18 February 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the UN Security Council to immediately deploy 3,000 troops to the country to combat what he described as innocent civilians being deliberately targeted and murdered in large numbers. The secretary-general outlined a six-point plan, including the addition of 3,000 peacekeepers to bolster the 6,000 African Union soldiers and 2,000 French troops already deployed in the country.

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Wikipedia Information on Central African Republic

IMF information on Central African Republic

Economist Intelligence Unit information on Central African Republic*

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Humanitarian Info:

WFP Information on Central African Republic

UNOCHA Information on Central African Republic

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Wolfram Alpha information on Central African Republic

World Bank information on Central African Republic

World Population Revioew information on Central African Republic