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Hunger in the Central African Republic
Hunger in the Central African Republic

Hunger in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR), a landlocked country in Central Africa, has one of the highest rates of hunger in the world. In fact, it ranks second-to-last on the 2019 Human Development Index.
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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Africa

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Africa

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Key facts

Capital: Bangui

Location: Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Government: Central African Republic

Currency: Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)

Area: 622,984 sq km

Population: 5,357,984 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages

Religion: Christian 89%, Muslim 9%, folk religion 1%, unaffiliated 1% (2020 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+1

Tel Code: +236

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