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Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Central African Republic

Capital: Bangui
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Low income
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Land area (km2): 622,980 (2007)
 
Population (people): 4,202,104 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 6.75 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 1.8% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 46 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 107 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $828.08 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 4.6% (2007)

 
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Terrestrial Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Andre Felix 2258 2258 952 II
Aouk-Aoukale 2555 2555 3452 IV
Avakaba Presidential Park 2257 2257 2636 IV
Bamingui-Bangoran 639 639 11191 II
Bangassou 146632 146632 12002 Not Reported
Basse-Lobaye Forest 2059 2059 178 Not Reported
Botambi 28741 28741 279 Not Reported
Dzanga-Ndoki 31458 31458 1251 II
Dzanga-Sangha 31459 31459 3393 VI
Gribingui-Bamingui 2262 2262 4322 IV
Kaga Bandoro 301832 301832 4992 Not Reported
Kotto 301831 301831 993 Not Reported
Koukourou-Bamingui 2265 2265 1131 IV
Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park 16792 16792 18750 Not Assigned
Manovo-Gounda-Saint Floris 2256 2256 18970 II
Mbaéré-Bodingué 317281 317281 800 Not Reported
Nana 301833 301833 465 Not Reported
Nana-Barya 2264 2264 2314 IV
Ngotto 28745 28745 798 Not Reported
Ngotto extension 301877 301877 1361 Not Reported
Ouandjia-Vakaga 2260 2260 7234 IV
Vassako-Bolo 1249 1249 843 Ia
Yata-Ngaya 2261 2261 5405 IV
Zemongo 2259 2259 13675 IV
Zone Pilote de la Sangba 301830 301830 10600 Not Reported
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
East Sudanian savanna 42.78 30.0 24.28 29.04 35.88
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests 4.97 37.79 11.31 5.8 19.38
Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic 44.51 4.35 15.16 39.15 11.24
Northwestern Congolian lowland forests 5.49 23.94 20.99 7.88 8.99
Sahelian Acacia savanna 2.24 0.0 10.74 0.46 0.0
Western Congolian swamp forests 0.02 0.0 40.83 0.08 0.0
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