Ippy

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Ippy
Ippy is located in Central African Republic
Ippy
Ippy
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 6°15′N 21°12′E / 6.250°N 21.200°E / 6.250; 21.200
CountryCentral African Republic
PrefectureOuaka
DistrictIppy District
Population
 • Total16,571

Ippy is a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Ouaka, and is located near the geographic center of the country. It Is 364 kilometers (226 miles) from the city of Bangui. However driving distance is 496 kilometers (308 miles).

The Ippy has a car rental service which are common among the tourists visiting the place.

The Ippy Hospital was founded by American missionary Margaret Nicholl Laird with facilities including 60 beds, two operating theaters and a 1,000 English-language medical textbook library. Laird herself worked at the hospital 1964, and nowadays the hospital has been described as a "shell of its former self".[1]

References

  1. ^ 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.

Coordinates: 6°15′N 21°12′E / 6.250°N 21.200°E / 6.250; 21.200