Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country located in the area of north Central Africa. It is bordered by 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.
Source: World Statistics Pocket Book - United Nations  
                                                                                                    Summary Statistics
Full NameCentral African Republic
RegionCentral Africa
Surface Area622,984 sq km (240,535 sq miles)
Population4.6 million (UN, 2012)
Major LanguagesFrench, Sangho (lingua franca)
Major ReligionChristianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
CurrencyCFA Franc (XAF)
Main ExportsDiamonds, timber, cotton, coffee, tobacco
International Dialing Code+236
                                                                                                    Economic Indicators
GDP (Million Current US $)20112,196
GDP – Growth Rate at Constant 2005 prices (Annual %)20113.3
GDP per Capita (Current US $)2011489.0 
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (% of GDP)201114.9
BOP – Current Account (Million US $)2011...
CPI (2000 = 100)2011...
Labor force participation, adult female pop. (%)201172.5
Labor force participation, adult male pop. (%)201185.1
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants)20112.2
Exports (Million US$)2011103.9
Imports (Million US$)2011214.7
Major trading partners (% of exports)2011France (26.3), Japan (15.0), Cameroon (9.7)
Major trading partners (% of imports)2011France (31.7), Japan (13.6), Cameroon (7.7)
                                                                                                    Social Indicators
Population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20152.0 
Urban population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20152.6
Rural population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20151.6
Urban population (%) 201239.3
Life expectancy at birth (Females and Males, years) 2010-201551.3/47.7
Infant mortality rate (Per 1 000 live births) 2010-201595.8
Fertility rate, total (Live births per woman) 2010-20154.4
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-20121.3
Threatened species 201242
Forested area (% of land area) 201036.0
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009235/0.0