Sibut

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Sibut
Sibut is located in Central African Republic
Sibut
Sibut
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 5°44′16″N 19°05′12″E / 5.73778°N 19.08667°E / 5.73778; 19.08667
Country Central African Republic
Prefecture Kémo
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 24,527

Sibut (pronounced: [sibut]),[citation needed] formerly Fort Sibut (French: Fort-Sibut) is the capital of Kémo, one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. An important transport hub, it is situated 188 km (117 mi) north of the capital Bangui and is known for its market.

Sibut is located at the Northern end of the paved road coming from the capital, Bangui. At Sibut, two major provencial roads split, one going North to Kaga Bandoro, and the other east towards Bomimi, a thriving agricultural village of 450 people, 12 km (7.5 mi) from Sibut.

The town of Sibut sits on the banks of the Kémo, a minor tributary of the Ubangi River about 150 km (93 mi) long. Formerly an important route of supply and communication between Fort de Possel on the Ubangi and the French settlements around Lake Chad, the river is now non-navigable even with small watercraft.

The present city has one high school which also serves as a landing strip, and a market. Local food in street cafes include gozo (cassava) and peanut spinach sauce, along with various species of bushmeat. Local drink includes palm wine and 33 beer. The Peace Corps had volunteers located in Sibut up until the coup d'état of 1996.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).[1]

Climate data for Sibut
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 34.9
(94.8)
36.1
(97)
35.4
(95.7)
34.1
(93.4)
33
(91)
31.4
(88.5)
30.3
(86.5)
30.7
(87.3)
31.3
(88.3)
31.9
(89.4)
33
(91)
33.9
(93)
33
(91.32)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.3
(77.5)
26.6
(79.9)
27.5
(81.5)
27
(81)
26.5
(79.7)
25.4
(77.7)
24.7
(76.5)
24.9
(76.8)
25.3
(77.5)
25.5
(77.9)
25.3
(77.5)
24.9
(76.8)
25.74
(78.36)
Average low °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
17.1
(62.8)
19.6
(67.3)
20
(68)
20
(68)
19.4
(66.9)
19.1
(66.4)
19.2
(66.6)
19.3
(66.7)
19.2
(66.6)
17.6
(63.7)
16
(61)
18.52
(65.36)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.31)
24
(0.94)
70
(2.76)
93
(3.66)
140
(5.51)
167
(6.57)
216
(8.5)
223
(8.78)
206
(8.11)
187
(7.36)
48
(1.89)
14
(0.55)
1,396
(54.94)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 428m[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Climate: Sibut - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

Coordinates: CF_type:city 5°44′N 19°05′E / 5.733°N 19.083°E / 5.733; 19.083