Rafaï

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Rafaï
Rafaï is located in Central African Republic
Rafaï
Rafaï
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 4°58′23″N 23°55′55″E / 4.97306°N 23.93194°E / 4.97306; 23.93194Coordinates: 4°58′23″N 23°55′55″E / 4.97306°N 23.93194°E / 4.97306; 23.93194
Country Central African Republic
Prefecture Mbomou
Population
 • Total 14,000

Rafaï[1] is a town and sub-prefecture on the Mbomou River, in the Central African Republic prefecture of Mbomou. Its estimated population is about 14,000 people.

History[edit]

The Sultanate of Rafaï was the last of Ubangi-Shari to still have its sultan.[2] The last sultan assumed the throne in 1909.[2]

Transport[edit]

Main article: Rafaï Airport

Rafaï has a small civilian airport with a 4,249 foot unpaved runway.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rafaï (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ a b Gide, André (1927). Voyage au Congo: Carnets de Route. Paris: Gallimard. OCLC 19336971.