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1) General culture

Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI

1.58 % of GNI

[155th of 168]

Average years of schooling of adults

2.5

[91st of 100]

Duration of compulsory education

6 years

[162nd of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

6

[114th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

7

[61st of 181]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

414,537

[106th of 189]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

6,323

[106th of 150]

Education, primary completion rate

23

[124th of 148]

Female enrolment share > Primary level

40.8%

[170th of 176]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+

48.9%

[17th of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

60.1%

[18th of 138]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

48.57 %

[106th of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

46.87 %

[100th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

58.52 %

[100th of 123]

Primary school girls out of school

54%

[19th of 99]

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

1.86 %

[102nd of 136]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

77.03

[1st of 159]

Scientific and technical journal articles

4

[146th of 175]

Tertiary enrollment

1.9%

[134th of 151]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

0.67

[33rd of 138]

 

Health
 

Access to sanitation

43%

[108th of 129]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

36.83 per 1,000 people

[30th of 195]

Children Underweight Rate

6%

[37th of 95]

Contraception

15%

[78th of 89]

Dependency ratio per 100

89

[24th of 166]

Drug access

50%

[131st of 163]

expenditure per capita > current US$

13.2 $

[172nd of 186]

Fertility rate, total > births per woman

4.73 births per woman

[33rd of 194]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

0.87 per 1,000 people

[127th of 149]

Infant mortality rate

92.15

[18th of 179]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

39.43 years

[179th of 194]

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Malaria cases > per 100,000

2,207

[31st of 94]

Maternal mortality

1,100 per 100,000

[3rd of 136]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

0.08 per 1,000 people

[53rd of 148]

Probability of not reaching 40

45.3%

[11th of 111]

Probability of reaching 65 > Male

28.5%

[150th of 159]

Spending > Per person

9

[124th of 133]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

3.9%

[158th of 185]

Water availability

38,849 cubic meters

[27th of 169]


Sports
 

FIFA World Ranking > Men

132

[174th of 198]

National Olympic Committee > NOC by recognition date > #

109

[28th of 68]


Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing

6.29 %

[67th of 103]

exports > % of merchandise exports

0.8 %

[108th of 156]

 

Language
 

French speakers

9,000

 

[20th of 31]

French status
Official language . Bible 1530-1986.

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

48.6

 

[159th of 174]

 

2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests

130

[85th of 143]

Catholic > Dioceses

8

[68th of 150]

Catholic > Parishes

122

[86th of 149]

Catholic > Total Priests

262

[83rd of 149]

Catholics

807,000

[75th of 140]

Catholics as percentage

23

[67th of 150]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

15%

[70th of 168]

Islam > Population

569,984

[86th of 165]

Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population

15 %

[33rd of 45]

Jehovahs Witnesses

2,646

[96th of 178]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants

949,974

[56th of 167]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant

25 %

[47th of 163]

Religions > A note
animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority

Religions > All
indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%

Religions > Muslim

15 %

[59th of 100]

Religions > Protestant

25 %

[18th of 51]

Religions > Roman Catholic

25 %

[67th of 96]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic

23 %

[73rd of 170]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total

873,976

[80th of 170]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

8,179

[84th of 232]

 

3) Media
 

Average cost of local call

0.48

[2nd of 151]

DVD region

5

[58th of 171]

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

27.24 per 1,000 people

[136th of 193]

Households with television > %

1.81 %

[141st of 160]

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

8,900,000 min.

[139th of 164]

Mobile phone subscribers

100,000

[150th of 198]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

6,000

[85th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily

3

[89th of 106]

Number of PCs

11

[159th of 169]

Personal computers

12,000

[58th of 164]

Phone subscribers

5.27

[175th of 178]

Radio broadcast stations

AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 1

 

Radio receivers

283,000

[149th of 188]

Radios

283,000

[148th of 221]

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

1.08 % GDP

[78th of 167]

Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

56 per 100 mainlines

[13th of 134]

Telephone mainlines

10,000

[141st of 202]

Television broadcast stations

1

[34th of 89]

Television receivers

18,000

[169th of 185]

Televisions

18,000

[178th of 215]

 

Internet
 

Country code

.cf

 

Hosts

21

[208th of 228]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

1.54 Mbps

[88th of 167]

Internet Service Providers

1

[219th of 229]

ISP

1

[15th of 162]

Livejournal users

37

[179th of 226]

Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

147.8 $/month

[1st of 180]

Secure Internet servers

1

[177th of 183]

TLD

.cf

 

Users

13,000

[148th of 190]

 

4) Tourism 

1. Dzanga-Sangha National Park
For those hoping to experience one of the world’s densest rain forests, Dzanga-Sangha National Park is the place to go; it is also the only one of the Central African Republic’s national parks open to visitors at this time. It is possible to hire a guide to hike or canoe through the park, where you can see bongo antelopes, forest buffalo, gorillas, and elephants. A lodge and basic tourist facilities are available in the nearby town of Bayanga. The park’s website has a wealth of information about current activities, transportation, and more.

2. French Influences
Although the French left Bangui 50 years ago, their influence is still readily apparent in the broad boulevards and architecture of the town. Several high-quality restaurants can be found here, including Satis and the deservedly popular Relais des Chasses, both of which specialize in French and international dishes. The culturally inclined will enjoy a stroll through the charming and busy Marché Central, and the Musée de Boganda offers insights into the country’s history, along with an impressive collection of indigenous musical instruments. At night, try heading to Kilomètre 10, where most of Bangui’s bars and nightclubs are located.

When to Go
If possible, visit the Central African Republic during the dry season, from November to March; it’ll be much easier to travel by road and enjoy outdoor activities. On March 29, the people of the Central African Republic mark the death of Barthelemy Boganda, the first prime minister of the country. It’s an event worth observing if you are in the area. Some businesses close during the holy month of Ramadan, and visitors are expected to behave more conservatively at that time; for example, do not drink in public.

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