Outline of the Central African Republic

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The location of the Central African Republic
An enlargeable map of the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked sovereign country located in Central Africa.[1] The CAR borders Chad in the north, South Sudan in the east, Sudan in the north-east, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west.

Most of the CAR consists of Sudano-Guinean savannas but it also includes a Sahelo-Sudanese zone in the north and an equatorial forest zone in the south. Two thirds of the country lies in the basins of the Ubangi River, which flows south into the Congo River, while the remaining third lies in the basin of the Chari River, which flows north into Lake Chad.

Since most of the territory is located in the Ubangi and Shari river basins, the French called the colony it carved out in this region Ubangi-Shari, or Oubangui-Chari in French. This French colony of Ubangi-Shari became a semi-autonomous territory of the French Community in 1958 and then an independent nation on 13 August 1960. For over three decades after independence, the CAR was ruled by presidents who were not chosen in truly democratic elections or who took power by force. Local discontent with this system was eventually reinforced by international pressure, following the end of the Cold War.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Central African Republic:

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable relief map of the Central African Republic

Geography of the Central African Republic[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of the Central African Republic
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,577 km
 Chad 1,197 km
 Sudan 175 km
 South Sudan 990 km
 Cameroon 797 km
 Republic of the Congo 467 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of the Central African Republic[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of the Central African Republic

Natural geographic features of the Central African Republic[edit]

Regions of the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Regions of the Central African Republic

Ecoregions of the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in the Central African Republic

Administrative divisions of the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of the Central African Republic
Prefectures of the Central African Republic[edit]
Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic[edit]
Municipalities of the Central African Republic[edit]

Demography of the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Demographics of the Central African Republic

Government and politics of the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Government of the Central African Republic and Politics of the Central African Republic

Branches of the government of the Central African Republic[edit]

Executive branch of the government of the Central African Republic[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of the Central African Republic[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of the Central African Republic[edit]

Foreign relations of the Central African Republic[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Central African Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Law of the Central African Republic

Military of the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Military of the Central African Republic

Local government in the Central African Republic[edit]

History of the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: History of the Central African Republic, Timeline of the history of the Central African Republic, and Current events of the Central African Republic

Culture of the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Culture of the Central African Republic

Art in the Central African Republic[edit]

Sports in the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Sports in the Central African Republic

Economy and infrastructure of the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Economy of the Central African Republic

Education in the Central African Republic[edit]

Main article: Education in the Central African Republic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Central African Republic". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

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