Berbérati

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Berbérati
Berbérati is located in Central African Republic
Berbérati
Berbérati
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 4°15′41″N 15°47′22″E / 4.26139°N 15.78944°E / 4.26139; 15.78944
CountryCentral African Republic
PrefectureMambéré-Kadéï
Sub-prefectureBerbérati
Area
 • Total67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation
589 m (1,932 ft)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total105,155
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (Not observed)

Berbérati is the third-largest city in the Central African Republic, with a population of 76,918 (2003 census). Located in the south-west of the country near the border with Cameroon, it serves as capital of the Mambéré-Kadéï Prefecture and gives its name (as capital) to the main Sub-prefecture.

History[edit]

The zebu herd (oxen) arrive at Compagnie Miniere de l' Oubanghi headquarters in Berberati, a little weary and thin after the 260 kilometer hike. ca. 1950

The city was founded in 1893. [2] In the early 20th century Berbérati was part of Oubangui-Chari, one of the four territories comprising French Equatorial Africa which later became Central African Republic. In 1911 it was ceded to German Empire under the terms of the Morocco–Congo Treaty and Treaty of Fez, becoming part of the German colony of Neukamerun, until it was reconquered by the French in 1916 following the defeat of German forces in western Africa during World War I.

Health[edit]

The state-owned university hospital of Berbérati is an unfenced complex of several bungalows near the town center. The hospital was constructed in the 1950s and operated by French military doctors until the 1980s. The French hospital administrators were succeed by an expatriate Italian Catholic nun, although the hospital also receives Protestant support.[3]

Transports[edit]

Berbérati is served by the Berbérati Airport.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).[4]

Climate data for Berbérati
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32.5
(90.5)
32.5
(90.5)
30.7
(87.3)
30.1
(86.2)
29
(84)
28.3
(82.9)
27.9
(82.2)
28.7
(83.7)
29.4
(84.9)
30.2
(86.4)
30.5
(86.9)
30.1
(86.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.2
(75.6)
25.6
(78.1)
26.1
(79.0)
25.2
(77.4)
24.8
(76.6)
24
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
23.3
(73.9)
23.7
(74.7)
24
(75)
24.4
(75.9)
23.6
(74.5)
24.4
(75.9)
Average low °C (°F) 17.5
(63.5)
18.7
(65.7)
19.7
(67.5)
19.8
(67.6)
19.6
(67.3)
19.1
(66.4)
18.9
(66.0)
18.8
(65.8)
18.7
(65.7)
18.7
(65.7)
18.6
(65.5)
16.7
(62.1)
18.7
(65.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21
(0.8)
36
(1.4)
95
(3.7)
129
(5.1)
146
(5.7)
158
(6.2)
143
(5.6)
186
(7.3)
216
(8.5)
221
(8.7)
84
(3.3)
26
(1.0)
1,461
(57.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 580m[4]

Places of worship[edit]

Among the places of worship, they are predominantly Christian churches and temples : Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic (Lutheran World Federation), Evangelical Baptist Church of the Central African Republic (Baptist World Alliance), Roman Catholic Diocese of Berbérati (Catholic Church). [5] There are also Muslim mosques.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11.
  2. ^ Richard Bradshaw, Juan Fandos-Rius, Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic, Rowman & Littlefield, USA, 2016, p. 115
  3. ^ Beesley, Mark. "The Bottom of the Sack: Health Service Provision in the Central African Republic" (PDF). University of Queensland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Climate: Berbérati - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  5. ^ J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann, ‘‘Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices’’, ABC-CLIO, USA, 2010, p. 531-532

Coordinates: 4°15′41″N 15°47′22″E / 4.26139°N 15.78944°E / 4.26139; 15.78944