Bambari

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For the village in Iran, see Bambari, Iran.
Bambari
Bambari is located in Central African Republic
Bambari
Bambari
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 05°45′55″N 20°40′27″E / 5.76528°N 20.67417°E / 5.76528; 20.67417
Country Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic
Prefecture Ouaka
Elevation 465 m (1,526 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 41,486

Bambari is a town in the Central African Republic, lying on the Ouaka River. It has a population of 41,356 (2003 census) and is the capital of Ouaka prefecture. Bambari is an important market town and is home to Bambari Airport, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bambari.

Mining[edit]

Large deposits of iron ore have been discovered in the vicinity of Bambari, though the considerable distance to the sea — 1500 km — probably makes exploitatation of these reserves doubtful in the near future. A heavy duty railway and a deepwater port in a neighbouring country would be required.

The mining resource also includes iron deposits at Bakala.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).[2]

Climate data for Bambari
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.7
(92.7)
35.3
(95.5)
34.7
(94.5)
32.4
(90.3)
31.4
(88.5)
30.5
(86.9)
29.2
(84.6)
29.7
(85.5)
30.3
(86.5)
31.
(88)
32.4
(90.3)
33.1
(91.6)
31.98
(89.57)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.3
(77.5)
27.1
(80.8)
27.5
(81.5)
26.4
(79.5)
25.8
(78.4)
25.1
(77.2)
24.4
(75.9)
24.6
(76.3)
24.7
(76.5)
25.1
(77.2)
24.7
(76.5)
24.2
(75.6)
25.41
(77.74)
Average low °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
19
(66)
20.4
(68.7)
20.5
(68.9)
20.2
(68.4)
19.7
(67.5)
19.7
(67.5)
19.5
(67.1)
19.2
(66.6)
19.2
(66.6)
17.1
(62.8)
15.3
(59.5)
18.89
(66)
Precipitation mm (inches) 10
(0.39)
30
(1.18)
80
(3.15)
105
(4.13)
174
(6.85)
171
(6.73)
194
(7.64)
221
(8.7)
228
(8.98)
209
(8.23)
41
(1.61)
8
(0.31)
1,471
(57.9)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 442m[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". 
  2. ^ a b "Climate: Bambari - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 05°45′55″N 20°40′27″E / 5.76528°N 20.67417°E / 5.76528; 20.67417