Vakaga, prefecture of Central African Republic
|Country||Central African Republic|
|• Total||52,255 km2 (20,176 sq mi)|
|Population (2003 census)|
|• Density||0.89/km2 (2.3/sq mi)|
Vakaga is one of the 16 prefectures of the Central African Republic. Its capital is Birao. It covers an area of 46,500 km² and has a population of 37,595 (2003 census). The extremely low population density, less than 1 person/km², is a result of the capture of the majority of the region's inhabitants by slave-traders from the Sudan in the second half of the nineteenth century. Vakaga is known for its oil reserves.
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