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
Capital CityBangui
Government TypeSemi-presidential 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)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking184
Primary IndustriesInfrastructure,Forestry,Natural resources,Infrastructure,Forestry,Natural resources,Agriculture,Finance and banking,Fishing
Major ExportsWood and articles of wood, Natural or cultured pearls, precious, Ships, boats and floating structures, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Cotton, Electrical machinery and equipment, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilerS, Vehicles other than railway, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Edible fruit and nuts, Preparations of vegetables,
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Articles of iron or steel, Cereals, Footwear, gaiters, Electrical machinery and equipment, Plastics and articles thereof, Other made-up textile articles, Vehicles other than railway, Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal,
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boiler, Pharmaceutical products, Electrical machinery and equipment, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Meat and edible meat offal, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Plastics and articles thereof, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions,
Major Imports from IndiaWood and articles of wood, Cork and articles of cork, Manufactures of straw, Paper and paperboard, Printed books, newspapers, pictures, Cotton, Other vegetable textile fibres, Man-made filaments, strip, Man-made staple fibres, Wadding, felt and nonwovens, special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables,
Foreign Relations
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.
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)
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

Honourable Ambassador
18-B, Avenue Batetela, C/Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Embassy Details of Central African Republic in India