Country: Central African Republic

Population: 4,369,038

Capital: Bangui

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)

Government Type: Republic

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

Ethnic Breakdown: Baya 33%, Banda 27%, Mandjia 13%, Sara 10%, Mboum 7%, M'Baka 4%, Yakoma 4%, other 2%

Religion: indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%

Major Cities: Bangui

Phone Country Code: 236

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne and vectorborne diseases (diarrhea, Hepatits A, typhoid fever, malaria, meningococcal meningitis)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: November - April

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Manovo-Gounda ST. Floris National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.