The Lord's Move to Africa

Central African Republic

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated February 19, 2020

No. of localities: 1
No. of saints in church life: 20

Country Profile

Location: Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo Geographical Size: 622,984 sq km 
Climate: tropical; hot, dry winters; mild to hot, wet summers Population: 5,745,062 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.11% (2018 est.) 
Languages: French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages 
Religion: indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15% 
Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Bangui 
Economy: Subsistence agriculture, together with forestry and mining, remains the backbone of the economy of the Central African Republic (CAR) 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $3.39 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 1,964 (July 2016 est.) Mobile Cellular 1,248,346 (July 2016 est.) Internet users 246,000 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA