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Central African Republic    Geography Top of Page
Location: Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Geographic coordinates: 7 00 N, 21 00 E
Map references: Africa
Area: total:  622,984 sq km

land:  622,984 sq km

water:  0 sq km
Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Texas
Land boundaries: total:  5,203 km

border countries:  Cameroon 797 km, Chad 1,197 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,577 km, Republic of the Congo 467 km, Sudan 1,165 km
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Maritime claims: none (landlocked)
Climate: tropical; hot, dry winters; mild to hot, wet summers
Terrain: vast, flat to rolling, monotonous plateau; scattered hills in northeast and southwest
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Oubangui River 335 m

highest point:  Mont Ngaoui 1,420 m
Natural resources: diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, oil, hydropower
Land use: arable land:  3%

permanent crops:  0%

permanent pastures:  5%

forests and woodland:  75%

other:  17% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land: NA sq km
Natural hazards: hot, dry, dusty harmattan winds affect northern areas; floods are common
Environment - current issues: tap water is not potable; poaching has diminished its reputation as one of the last great wildlife refuges; desertification; deforestation
Environment - international agreements: party to:  Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 94

signed, but not ratified:  Law of the Sea
Geography - note: landlocked; almost the precise center of Africa

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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