Central African Republic

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About Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a Land locked country that is right in the center of the African Continent. The country has been a former french republic.

Economically the country is one of the poorest in the world while diamond mining and agriculture are major industries in the country.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCentral Africa
Capital CityBangui
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesFrench, Sango
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc, XAF
Phone Code +236
Important CitiesAlindao, Baboua, Bahamo, Bambari, Bangassou, Bangui, Baoro, Batangafo, Berbérati, Bimbo, Birao, Boali, Bobangui, Boda, Bossangoa, Bossembélé, Bouar, Bouca, Bozoum, Bria, Carnot
National DayNational Day (Dec-01)
GDP (nominal)USD 2.76 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking184
Primary IndustriesInfrastructure,Forestry,Natural resources,Infrastructure,Forestry,Natural resources,Agriculture,Finance and banking,Fishing
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsChad, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the congo, Cameron
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African Union), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsGems & Jewellery, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Wood and Pulp, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Aviation Vehicles, Arms and Ammunitions, Toys and Games, Railway and Locomotives, Fashion and Apparel, Edible Oils & Seeds, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Cereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products
Major ImportsMachinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Electrical Products, Aviation Vehicles, Household Items & Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Arms and Ammunitions, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses, Vegetables and Related Products, Edible Oils & Seeds
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.118 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.630 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.512 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between the Central African Republic and India is comparatively small as the former is a war-torn nation suffering from political instability. Trade between the two countries grew from US$1.13 million in 2004-05 to US$10 million in 2015–16. India exported $9.17 million worth of goods to CAR, and imported $830,000 in 2015–16.
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Wood and Pulp, Books and Papers, Silk & Textiles, Live Animals and Animal Products, Fashion and Apparel
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Chemical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Ceramic Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Books and Papers, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Arms and Ammunitions
India's Imports ValueUSD 2.65 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 20.85 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 18.2 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for Central African RepublicHonorary Consulate General of India (Under Embassy of India in DRC/Democratic Republic of Congo)
H.E. Pankaj Girdharilal Tewani
Honorary Consul General
B. P. 3364, Enface de Mamica, A. V. Banda, Pk-4, Bangui, CAR
00 236 70804343

Embassy of India
H.E. Mr. Ram Karan Verma
Honourable Ambassador
18-B, Avenue Batetela, C/Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Embassy Details of Central African Republic in India