Bimbo, Central African Republic

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Bimbo
Bimbo is located in Central African Republic
Bimbo
Bimbo
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 4°15′21″N 18°24′15″E / 4.25583°N 18.40417°E / 4.25583; 18.40417
Country  Central African Republic
Prefecture Ombella-M'poko
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 267,859

Bimbo (also, Bimo) is the capital of Ombella-M'poko, one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic, and is located 25.5 kilometres (15.8 mi) by road southwest of the centre of the capital, Bangui.[1] The country's second-largest city,[2] Bimbo had a population of 124,176 as of the 2003 census and a calculated 2013 population of 267,859.[3]

Bimbo is the site of the country's only sex-segregated women's prison, Bimbo Central Prison. The prison was built in 1980 to hold 200 prisoners, although as of 2005 it only held 44, most of whom were pretrial detainees.[4]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).[5]

The highest record temperature was 44 °C (111 °F) on Rebruary 25, 2004, while the lowest record temperature was 3 °C (37 °F) on January 22, 1993.[6]

Climate data for Bimbo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39
(102)
44
(111)
42
(108)
40
(104)
39
(102)
39
(102)
40
(104)
38
(100)
40
(104)
38
(100)
41
(106)
39
(102)
44
(111)
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
33.4
(92.1)
32.8
(91)
32.2
(90)
31.5
(88.7)
30.2
(86.4)
30
(86)
29.7
(85.5)
30.2
(86.4)
30.5
(86.9)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
31.19
(88.15)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.2
(77.4)
26.4
(79.5)
26.7
(80.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.2
(79.2)
25.3
(77.5)
25
(77)
24.9
(76.8)
25.1
(77.2)
25.3
(77.5)
25.1
(77.2)
24.6
(76.3)
25.53
(77.97)
Average low °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
19.5
(67.1)
20.7
(69.3)
21
(70)
20.9
(69.6)
20.4
(68.7)
20
(68)
20.2
(68.4)
20
(68)
20.1
(68.2)
19.5
(67.1)
18.1
(64.6)
19.92
(67.88)
Record low °C (°F) 3
(37)
8
(46)
13
(55)
5
(41)
11
(52)
16
(61)
12
(54)
8
(46)
10
(50)
11
(52)
12
(54)
10
(50)
3
(37)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22
(0.87)
41
(1.61)
107
(4.21)
124
(4.88)
169
(6.65)
151
(5.94)
193
(7.6)
229
(9.02)
191
(7.52)
195
(7.68)
94
(3.7)
32
(1.26)
1,548
(60.94)
Source #1: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 365m[5]
Source #2: Voodoo Skies for records[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (30 March 2013). "Bimbo, Central African Republic" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Dominique Auzias (2010). "Un peu d'histoire". République Centrafricaine 2010-11. p. 79. ISBN 2746926075. 
  3. ^ "Central African Republic: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Country reports on human rights practices. US Government Printing Office. 2005. p. 91. 
  5. ^ a b "Climate: Bimbo - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Bimbo, Central African Republic". Voodoo Skies. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

Coordinates: 4°15′21″N 18°24′15″E / 4.25583°N 18.40417°E / 4.25583; 18.40417